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[208c] but the remaining one of the three possibilities one of which we said must be affirmed by anyone who asserts that knowledge is right opinion combined with rational explanation.

I am glad you called that to mind. For there is still one left. The first was a kind of vocal image of the thought, the second the orderly approach to the whole through the elements, which we have just been discussing, and what is the third?

It is just the definition which most people would give, that knowledge is the ability to tell some characteristic by which the object in question differs from all others.

As an example of the method, what explanation can you give me, and of what thing?

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