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Denoting or relating to a term representing a semantic feature that applies to an entity, classifying it as being of a particular kind.
- ‘Let ‘F’ and ‘G’ be certain sortal terms, that is to say, general terms denoting certain sorts or kinds of substantial individual.’
- ‘Well, what is this nature, this sortal attribute?’
- ‘Such completely general terms as ‘thing’ ‘entity’ or ‘object’, on Dummett's view, are not genuine sortal terms, since they fail to provide any criteria of identity.’
- ‘It will be shown that a semantic fit between the sortal restrictions activated by the preposition and a depicted object results in inhibitory effects.’
A count noun, for example novel as opposed to fiction.
- ‘Moreover, artifact sortals can be essentially or nonessentially artifactual.’
- ‘Sortals for living objects determine principles of activity; sortals for artifacts determine principles of functioning.’
- ‘I think Rosenberg's theory of ingression offers a good ontological place for universals: as determinable effective properties and as certain sortals - the latter corresponding to receptive relations.’
- ‘On the other hand, to justify a total ban on constitutive reference with conceptual sortals, which would affect Anselm's argument, one would have to show that any such reference has to lead to a paradox.’
- ‘Another type of important simple sortal comprises the stage sortals that apply exclusively to partly real individuals of a given kind.’
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