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Compounding.       §6. The next Operation we may observe in the Mind about its
Ideas, is COMPOSITION; whereby it puts together several of
those simple ones it has received from Sensation and Reflection,
and combines them into complex ones. Under this of Composition,
may be reckon’d also that of ENLARGING; wherein though the
Composition does not so much appear as in more complex ones, yet
it is nevertheless a putting several Ideas together, though of the
same kind. Thus by adding several Unites together, we make the
Idea of a dozen; and putting together the repeated Ideas of several
Perches, we frame that of Furlong.
Locke Hum II, 11, §6, p. 158