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[204a]

Socrates
Let it be, then, as we say now, that the syllable or combination is a single form arising out of the several conjoined elements, and that it is the same in words and in all other things.

Theaetetus
Certainly.

Socrates
Therefore there must be no parts of it.

Theaetetus
How so?

Socrates
Because if there are parts of anything, the whole must inevitably be all the parts; or do you assert also that the whole that has arisen out of the parts is a single concept different from all the parts?

Theaetetus
Yes, I do.

Socrates
Do you then say that all and the whole are the same,


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