A subdivision of the Madhyamaka school within the Indian Buddhist tenet systems that uses absurd conclusions to bring about valid inferential cognition of something to be proven or established. Gelug adds to this definition that it also asserts that all phenomena lack self-established existence and, even conventionally, lack existence established by their individual defining characteristic marks.
Tibetan: ཐལ་འགྱུར་བ། thal-'gyur-ba
J. Hopkins: Consequentialist
Synonyms: Prasangika Madhyamaka