Avyapti, Avyāpti: 4 definitions


Avyapti means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit, Marathi. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Vyakarana (Sanskrit grammar)

Source: Shodhganga: Vaiyākaraṇabhūṣaṇasāra: a critical study

Avyāpti (अव्याप्ति).—A definition is said to suffer from the defect of Avyāpti when it does not cover the instances, for which it is formulated.

Source: Wikisource: A dictionary of Sanskrit grammar

Avyāpti (अव्याप्ति).—Insufficient extension, as opposed to अतिव्याप्ति (ativyāpti) or over application; cf.सर्वौपाधिव्यभिचारार्थम् । अव्याप्त्यति-व्याप्त्यसंभवादिदोषपरिहारार्थम् (sarvaupādhivyabhicārārtham | avyāptyati-vyāptyasaṃbhavādidoṣaparihārārtham) Padamañjarī on II.1.32.

context information

Vyakarana (व्याकरण, vyākaraṇa) refers to Sanskrit grammar and represents one of the six additional sciences (vedanga) to be studied along with the Vedas. Vyakarana concerns itself with the rules of Sanskrit grammar and linguistic analysis in order to establish the correct context of words and sentences.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

avyāpti (अव्याप्ति).—f S (a & vyāpti Extension, diffusion, pervasion.) In logic. Inadequate extent or reach (of a definition); inapplicability of it, from the too particular applicability of the terms employed, or from the restricted appertainment of the qualities enumerated, to individuals belonging to the species or class which is under definition. Ex. Man is a cooking animal: which definition extends not to those nations which eat their food raw. See ativyāpti & asambhava.

context information

Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.

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Sanskrit-English dictionary

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Avyāpti (अव्याप्ति).—f.

1) Inadequate extent or pervasion of a proposition.

2) Non-inclusion or exclusion of a part of the thing defined, one of the three faults of a definition; लक्ष्यैकदेशे लक्षणस्यावर्तनमव्याप्तिः, यथा शिखासूत्रवान् ब्राह्मणः इत्यस्य संन्यासिन्यव्याप्तिः (lakṣyaikadeśe lakṣaṇasyāvartanamavyāptiḥ, yathā śikhāsūtravān brāhmaṇaḥ ityasya saṃnyāsinyavyāptiḥ); तस्य ब्राह्मणत्वेऽपि शिखासूत्रत्वाभावात् (tasya brāhmaṇatve'pi śikhāsūtratvābhāvāt).

Derivable forms: avyāptiḥ (अव्याप्तिः).

context information

Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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