„Definitions belong to the definers, not the defined.“

—  Toni Morrison, buch Beloved

Quelle: Beloved

Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
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US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin und Literaturnobelpreistr… 1931 - 2019

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„A defining mark of poetry is that it defies definition.“

—  Dennis O'Driscoll Irish poet, critic 1954 - 2012

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„Every definition implies an axiom, since it asserts the existence of the object defined.“

—  Henri Poincaré, buch Science and Method

Part II. Ch. 2 : Mathematical Definitions and Education, p. 131
Science and Method (1908)
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„The core of a root definition of a system will be a transformation process (T), the means by which defined inputs are transformed into defined outputs. The transformation will include the direct object of the main activity verbs subsequently required to describe the system.“

—  Peter Checkland British management scientist 1930

Quelle: Systems Thinking, Systems Practice, 1981, p. 223 as cited in: Gillian Ragsdell, Daune West, Jennifer Wilby (2002) Systems Theory and Practice in the Knowledge Age. p. 82. In the original quote Checkland summarised his earlier work with Smyth published in 1976.

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„A definition may be very exact, and yet go but a very little way towards informing us of the nature of the thing defined.“

—  Edmund Burke, buch A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful

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„Art is the reason I get up in the morning, but the definition ends there. It doesn't seem fair that I'm living for something I can't even define.“

—  Ani DiFranco musician and activist 1970

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„To be a prisoner means to be defined as a member of a group for whom the rules of what can be done to you, of what is seen as abuse of you, are reduced as part of the definition of your status.“

—  Catharine A. MacKinnon American feminist and legal activist 1946

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„CAPM also makes use of what is called a "definitional identity." This is something that is automatically true, simply because of the way things have been defined.“

—  Robert Haugen American economist 1942 - 2013

Quelle: The Inefficient Stock Market - What Pays Off And Why (1999), Chapter 2, Estimating Expected Return with the Theories of Modern Finance, p. 16

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„I do know without fear of contradiction what the definition of life is and it is 12 words long. 'Life is defined by how much you improve the lives of others.“

—  Keith Olbermann American sports and political commentator 1959

" Senior Convocation Speech http://www.news.cornell.edu/campus/Olbermann_speech.html," Cornell University (1998-05-23)

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