Defining characteristic mark

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An uncommon feature of the appearing object (snang-yul) of a non-conceptual cognition that the mental factor of distinguishing ('du-shes) focuses on and ascribes a conventional significance to, but without ascribing a name or mental label to its object, or comparing it with previously cognized objects.

Tibetan: མཚན་ཉིད། mtshan-nyid

Sanskrit: lakṣaṇa

Synonyms: Characteristic mark; Defining characteristic

Other languages

Deutsch: Definierendes charakteristisches Merkmal
Français: Signe caractéristique définissant

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