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### Single Idea 17774

#### [catalogued under 2. Reason / D. Definition / 2. Aims of Definition]

Full Idea

Definition provides us with the means for converting our intuitions into mathematically usable concepts.

Gist of Idea

Definitions make our intuitions mathematically useful

Source

John Mayberry (What Required for Foundation for Maths? [1994], p.405-1)

Book Reference

'Philosophy of Mathematics: anthology', ed/tr. Jacquette,Dale [Blackwell 2002], p.405