|hor-is'-mus||Gk. "boundary" ("definition")|
|Also sp. orismus, horismus|
|definer of difference, definition|
|Providing a clear, brief definition, especially by explaining differences between associated terms.|
Truth is a knowledge of things as they are, as they have been, and as they will be.
Beauty is nothing but a transitory charm, an illusion of senses, a slave of pleasure; a flower which has but a moment of life; a dial, on which we neer look, but while the sun shines on it: it is a dunghill covered with snow; a glass painted with false colors. --John Smith
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|Sources:||Ad Herennium 4.25.35 ("definitio"); Sherry (1550) 58 ("orismus," "definicio," "definition"); Putt. (1589) 239 ("orismus," "definer of difference"); Day 1599 97 ("orismus," "definitio," finitio")|