Nirnaya, aka: Nirṇaya; 9 Definition(s)


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In Hinduism

Nyaya (school of philosophy)

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Nirṇaya (निर्णय) refers to “ascertainment”, or “settlement”. It is one of the sixteen categories of discussion (padārtha) according to the doctrine of the Nyāya-sūtras by Akṣapāda. The sixteen padārthas represent a method of intellectual analysis and categorize everything that is knowable and nameable.

Source: Wisdom Library: Nyāya

Nirṇaya (निर्णय, “confutation”) refers to “settlement” or “ascertainment” and represents the ninth of the sixteen padārthas (“categories”) in the first chapter of Gautama’s Nyāyasūtra (2nd century CE). By rejecting the opposite arguments establishment of the self-opinion is called nirṇaya. Nirṇaya is the last result of tarka. Nirṇaya is a certain knowledge about anything. It is stated in the Nyāyasūtra that nirṇaya is the establishment of something by stating two opposite sides.

Source: Shodhganga: A study of Nyāya-vaiśeṣika categories
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Nyaya (न्याय, nyaya) refers to a school of Hindu philosophy (astika), drawing its subject-matter from the Upanishads. The Nyaya philosophy is known for its theories on logic, methodology and epistemology, however, it is closely related with Vaisheshika in terms of metaphysics.

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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)

Nirṇaya (निर्णय, “ascertainment”) refers to ‘settlement’ of the plot. Nirṇaya represents one of the fourteen nirvahaṇasandhi, according to the Nāṭyaśāstra chapter 21. Nirvahaṇasandhi refers to the “segments (sandhi) of the concluding part (nirvahaṇa)” and represents one of the five segments of the plot (itivṛtta or vastu) of a dramatic composition (nāṭaka).

Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra

Nirṇaya (निर्णय).—One of the fourteen elements of the ‘concluding segment’ (nirvahaṇasandhi);—(Description:) Declaration of facts personally known is called Ascertainment (nirṇaya).

Source: Natya Shastra
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Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).

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Mīmāṃsā (school of philosophy)

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Nirṇaya (निर्णय) is one of the five types of adhikaraṇa (exegetical format).—Nirṇaya refers to arguments for the conclusion reached

Source: Srimatham: Mīmāṃsa: The Study of Hindu Exegesis
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Mimamsa (मीमांसा, mīmāṃsā) refers to one of the six orthodox Hindu schools of philosophy, emphasizing the nature of dharma and the philosophy of language. The literature in this school is also known for its in-depth study of ritual actions and social duties.

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Languages of India and abroad

Marathi-English dictionary

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nirṇaya (निर्णय).—m (S) Determination or settlement; decision or conclusion after investigation. 2 In law. Sentence, decision, decree.

Source: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary

nirṇaya (निर्णय).—m Determination, decision after investigation. Sentence, decree.

Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
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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

Nirṇaya (निर्णय).—&e. See under निर्णी (nirṇī).

Derivable forms: nirṇayaḥ (निर्णयः).

See also (synonyms): nirṇīta, nirṇetṛ.

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Nirṇaya (निर्णय).—

1) Removing, removal.

2) Complete ascertainment, decision, affirmation, determination, settlement; संदेहनिर्णयो जातः (saṃdehanirṇayo jātaḥ) Ś.1.27; Ms.8.31,49;9.25; Y.2.1; हृदयं निर्णयमेव धावति (hṛdayaṃ nirṇayameva dhāvati) Ki.2.29.

3) Deduction, inference, conclusion, demonstration (in logic).

4) Discussion, investigation, consideration

5) Sentence, verdict, judgment; बाहुवीर्याश्रिते मार्गे वर्तसे दीप्तनिर्णये (bāhuvīryāśrite mārge vartase dīptanirṇaye) Mb. 3.292.2; सर्वज्ञस्याप्येकाकिनो निर्णयाभ्युपगमो दोषाय (sarvajñasyāpyekākino nirṇayābhyupagamo doṣāya) M.1.

6) Application of a conclusive argument.

7) (In Rhet.) Narration of events.

Derivable forms: nirṇayaḥ (निर्णयः).

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Nirṇaya (निर्णय).—

1) Ascertainment, determination.

2) Positive conclusion, settlement.

Derivable forms: nirṇayam (निर्णयम्).

Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Nirṇaya (निर्णय).—m.

(-yaḥ) 1. Certainty, positive conclusion. 2. Doubt, discussion, investigation. 3. (In Law,) Sentence, decision. 4. (In the Mimansa.) The application of a conclusive argument. 5. (In Logic,) Complete ascertainment. E. nir affirmative prefix, ṇī to guide, affix, bhāve ac.

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
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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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