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Preferred term

Dispositions  

Type

  • Topic

Broader concept

Scope note

  • This concept classifies the dispositions of entities to undergo certain processes. Dispositions are distinguished from qualities by their dependence on processes to be realised or manifested. For example, a ceramic artifact has a disposition to be fragile, which manifests itself if the piece is dropped on a hard surface.

Example

  • Narrower term examples: “fragility”, “diseases”, “linguistic competence”.

In other languages

  • Portuguese

  • Disposição (Filosofia)
  • Disposições (Filosofia)

URI

http://vocabs.rossio.fcsh.unl.pt/tesauro/c_b7699cc1

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