|Condition: an event as a requirement for another event to occur. In most cases used as a relation of two linguistic expressions for two events or states. See also sufficient, necessary, conditional, premisses, entailment.|
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Initial conditions/Duhem: if the initial conditions are not given, questions have no sense at all. E.g. Whether the planetary movements will continue this way for evermore.
Ziel und Struktur der physikalischen Theorien Hamburg 1998