"Unit of metrical information which supplies one element for a pattern" (D. McKAY, 1969, p.166).
Mac KAY comments: "Each element may be considered to represent one unit of evidence. Metrical information gives a pattern its weight or density – the stuff out of which the structure is formed.
"In a scientific representation, each metrical unit may be thought of associated with one elementary event of the sequence of physical events which the pattern represents" (Ibid.).
Each metron diminishes the quantitative randomness contained in the variety of possible messages.
Thus, while metrons are indispensable elements, only their ordered grouping produces a significant pattern. Metrons interconnections according to defined rules, are constitutive of logons.
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- 2) Methodology or model
- 3) Epistemology, ontology and semantics
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