adequate idea

noun

: an idea that is commensurate to its object: such as
a
in Spinoza : an idea having all the intrinsic marks of a true idea
b
in Leibniz : an idea clearly understood and analyzed into simple components

Word History

First Known Use

1641, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of adequate idea was in 1641

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“Adequate idea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adequate%20idea. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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