adequate idea


Definition of adequate idea 

: 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

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First Known Use of adequate idea

1641, in the meaning defined above

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exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

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