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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Col·li·ga·tion n.
 1. A binding together.
 2. Logic That process by which a number of isolated facts are brought under one conception, or summed up in a general proposition, as when Kepler discovered that the various observed positions of the planet Mars were points in an ellipse. “The colligation of facts.”
    Colligation is not always induction, but induction is always colligation.   --J. S. Mill.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the state of being joined together [syn: junction, conjunction,
      2: the connection of isolated facts by a general hypothesis