tree of Porphyry

Definition of tree of Porphyry

: a diagrammatic representation of the logical division of the highest genus, being, or substance into successive dichotomies

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History and Etymology for tree of Porphyry

after Porphyry, 3d century a.d. Greek philosopher

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“Tree of Porphyry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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