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Expression used in Aristotle for terms that do not signify substances directly, but only indirectly, by picking out accidental qualities belonging to the substances. ‘Colour’ and ‘justice’ signify qualities, but ‘coloured’ and ‘just’ describe things by means of these qualities, and are therefore paronyms, indicating substances derivatively.

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