Definition of Preformations

1. Noun. (plural of preformation) ¹

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Definition of Preformations

1. preformation [n] - See also: preformation

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Preformations

prefocussed
prefocusses
prefocussing
prefoliation
preforeclosure
preforeclosures
prefork
preforked
preforking
preforks
preform
preformat
preformation
preformationism
preformationist
preformations (current term)
preformative
preformatives
preformats
preformatted
preformatting
preformed
preforming
preforms
preformulate
preformulated
preformulates
preformulating
prefossilized
prefrank

Literary usage of Preformations

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1. Encyclopedia of Sacred Theology: Its Principles by Abraham Kuyper (1898)
"The pro- plastic forms also, or preformations which were created for this body in the vegetable and animal kingdom, must indeed be investigated with a view ..."

2. Decay of Rationalismby Arthur Holmes by Arthur Holmes (1910)
"... preformations, and dispositions, except that it has required the revolutionary daring of the Konigsberg philosopher to endow sensibility with similar ..."

3. Kant's Kritik of Judgment by Immanuel Kant (1892)
"In correspondence with this the opposite theory of individual preformations would be better entitled the theory of involution. The advocates of the theory ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1896)
"He repudiates the charge that his germ elements are modernized reproductions of Bonnet's preformations, and also argues for the simplicity of his theory of ..."

5. The Life of Reason; Or, The Phases of Human Progress by George Santayana (1905)
"preformations Threatened destruction would not involved. involve pain unless that threatened de- ..."

6. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"Thus he does not account for the fact that organic beings—which have alwan existed as preformations (in the case of animals as animaux ..."

7. The Life of Reason; Or, The Phases of Human Progress by George Santayana (1905)
"preformations Threatened destruction would not involved. involve pain unless that threatened de- ..."

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