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niggle

  • verb worry unnecessarily or excessively
    fuss; fret.
    • don't fuss too much over the grandchildren--they are quite big now
  • verb argue over petty things
    squabble; pettifog; bicker; brabble; quibble.
    • Let's not quibble over pennies

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semantic

  • adjective of or relating to meaning or the study of meaning
    • semantic analysis

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antisemantic

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xenonymy

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relation

  • noun an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of two entities or parts together
  • noun the act of sexual procreation between a man and a woman; the man's penis is inserted into the woman's vagina and excited until orgasm and ejaculation occur
    congress; intercourse; sexual intercourse; sex act; sexual relation; carnal knowledge; sexual congress; copulation; coitus; coition.

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deictic_word

  • noun a word specifying identity or spatial or temporal location from the perspective of a speaker or hearer in the context in which the communication occurs
    deictic.
    • words that introduce particulars of the speaker's and hearer's shared cognitive field into the message"- R.Rommetveit

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deixis

  • noun the function of pointing or specifying from the perspective of a participant in an act of speech or writing; aspects of a communication whose interpretation depends on knowledge of the context in which the communication occurs

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trivial

  • adjective satellite (informal) small and of little importance
    little; petty; footling; piffling; niggling; piddling; fiddling; picayune; lilliputian.
    • a fiddling sum of money
    • a footling gesture
    • our worries are lilliputian compared with those of countries that are at war
    • a little (or small) matter
    • a dispute over niggling details
    • limited to petty enterprises
    • piffling efforts
    • giving a police officer a free meal may be against the law, but it seems to be a picayune infraction
  • adjective satellite of little substance or significance
    superficial.
    • a few superficial editorial changes
    • only trivial objections

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holonymy

  • noun the semantic relation that holds between a whole and its parts
    whole to part relation.

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formal_semantics

  • noun the branch of semantics that studies the logical aspects of meaning

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semantophore

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part_of_speech

  • noun one of the traditional categories of words intended to reflect their functions in a grammatical context
    form class; word class.

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richards

  • noun English literary critic who collaborated with C. K. Ogden and contributed to the development of Basic English (1893-1979)
    Ivor Armstrong Richards; I. A. Richards.

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semiotics

  • noun (philosophy) a philosophical theory of the functions of signs and symbols
    semiology.

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word

  • noun a unit of language that native speakers can identify
    • words are the blocks from which sentences are made
    • he hardly said ten words all morning
  • noun a brief statement
    • he didn't say a word about it

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unsemantic

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c._k._ogden

  • noun English psychologist who collaborated with I. A. Richards in designing Basic English (1889-1957)
    Ogden; Charles Kay Ogden.

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formal

  • noun a lavish dance requiring formal attire
    ball.
  • noun a gown for evening wear
    dinner dress; evening gown; dinner gown.

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lexical_semantics

  • noun the branch of semantics that studies the meanings and relations of words

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cognitive

  • adjective of or being or relating to or involving cognition
    • cognitive psychology
    • cognitive style

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seem

  • verb give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect
    look; appear.
    • She seems to be sleeping
    • This appears to be a very difficult problem
    • This project looks fishy
    • They appeared like people who had not eaten or slept for a long time
  • verb seem to be true, probable, or apparent
    appear.
    • It seems that he is very gifted
    • It appears that the weather in California is very bad

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phonestheme

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quasisemantic

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classifier

  • noun a person who creates classifications
  • noun a word or morpheme used in some languages in certain contexts (such as counting) to indicate the semantic class to which the counted item belongs

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sematic

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dialectic

  • noun any formal system of reasoning that arrives at the truth by the exchange of logical arguments
  • noun a contradiction of ideas that serves as the determining factor in their interaction
    • this situation created the inner dialectic of American history

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category

  • noun a collection of things sharing a common attribute
    class; family.
    • there are two classes of detergents
  • noun a general concept that marks divisions or coordinations in a conceptual scheme

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deictic

  • noun a word specifying identity or spatial or temporal location from the perspective of a speaker or hearer in the context in which the communication occurs
    deictic word.
    • words that introduce particulars of the speaker's and hearer's shared cognitive field into the message"- R.Rommetveit
  • adjective relating to or characteristic of a word whose reference depends on the circumstances of its use
    • deictic pronouns

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lexical

  • adjective of or relating to words
    • lexical decision task
  • adjective of or relating to dictionaries

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conceptual

  • adjective satellite being or characterized by concepts or their formation
    • conceptual discussions
    • the schizophrenic loses ability to abstract or do conceptual thinking
    • sex is a notional category, gender is a grammatical category

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semantically

  • adverb with regard to meaning
    • semantically empty messages

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patient

  • noun a person who requires medical care
    • the number of emergency patients has grown rapidly
  • noun the semantic role of an entity that is not the agent but is directly involved in or affected by the happening denoted by the verb in the clause
    affected role; patient role.

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semantosyllabic

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semiotic

  • adjective of or relating to semiotics
    semiotical.
    • semiotic analysis

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semanticity

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change

  • noun an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
    modification; alteration.
    • the change was intended to increase sales
    • this storm is certainly a change for the worse
    • the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago
  • noun a relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event
    • he attributed the change to their marriage

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have

  • noun a person who possesses great material wealth
    rich person; wealthy person.
  • verb have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
    hold; have got.
    • She has $1,000 in the bank
    • He has got two beautiful daughters
    • She holds a Master's degree from Harvard

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nonsemantic

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calque

  • noun an expression introduced into one language by translating it from another language
    loan translation; calque formation.
    • `superman' is a calque for the German `Ubermensch'

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asemic

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asemia

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philosophical

  • adjective of or relating to philosophy or philosophers
    philosophic.
    • philosophical writing
    • a considerable knowledge of philosophical terminology
  • adjective satellite characterized by the attitude of a philosopher; meeting trouble with level-headed detachment
    philosophic.
    • philosophical resignation
    • a philosophic attitude toward life

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endonymy

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semiology

  • noun (philosophy) a philosophical theory of the functions of signs and symbols
    semiotics.

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petty

  • noun larceny of property having a value less than some amount (the amount varies by locale)
    petit larceny; petty larceny.
  • adjective satellite inferior in rank or status
    junior-grade; lower-ranking; lowly; subaltern; secondary.
    • the junior faculty
    • a lowly corporal
    • petty officialdom
    • a subordinate functionary

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cryptotype

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semasiology

  • noun the branch of semantics that studies the cognitive aspects of meaning
    conceptual semantics; cognitive semantics.

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conceptual_semantics

  • noun the branch of semantics that studies the cognitive aspects of meaning
    cognitive semantics; semasiology.

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linguistic

  • adjective consisting of or related to language
    lingual.
    • linguistic behavior
    • a linguistic atlas
    • lingual diversity
  • adjective of or relating to the scientific study of language
    • linguistic theory

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alfred_habdank_skarbek_korzybski

  • noun United States semanticist (born in Poland) (1879-1950)
    Korzybski; Alfred Korzybski.

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disambiguate

  • verb state unambiguously or remove ambiguities from
    • Can you disambiguate this statement?

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selector

  • noun a person who chooses or selects out
    picker; chooser.
  • noun a switch that is used to select among alternatives
    selector switch.

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part

  • noun something determined in relation to something that includes it
    component part; portion; component; constituent.
    • he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself
    • I read a portion of the manuscript
    • the smaller component is hard to reach
    • the animal constituent of plankton
  • noun something less than the whole of a human artifact
    portion.
    • the rear part of the house
    • glue the two parts together

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semanticize

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alfred_korzybski

  • noun United States semanticist (born in Poland) (1879-1950)
    Korzybski; Alfred Habdank Skarbek Korzybski.

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semantics

  • noun the study of language meaning
  • noun the meaning of a word, phrase, sentence, or text
    • a petty argument about semantics

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ivor_armstrong_richards

  • noun English literary critic who collaborated with C. K. Ogden and contributed to the development of Basic English (1893-1979)
    Richards; I. A. Richards.

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semantical

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shift

  • noun an event in which something is displaced without rotation
    displacement.
  • noun a qualitative change
    transformation; transmutation.

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mistake

  • noun a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention
    fault; error.
    • he made a bad mistake
    • she was quick to point out my errors
    • I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults
  • noun an understanding of something that is not correct
    misunderstanding; misapprehension.
    • he wasn't going to admit his mistake
    • make no mistake about his intentions
    • there must be some misunderstanding--I don't have a sister

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semiotical

  • adjective of or relating to semiotics
    semiotic.
    • semiotic analysis

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lexicology

  • noun the branch of linguistics that studies the lexical component of language

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attribute

  • noun a construct whereby objects or individuals can be distinguished
    property; dimension.
    • self-confidence is not an endearing property
  • noun an abstraction belonging to or characteristic of an entity

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i._a._richards

  • noun English literary critic who collaborated with C. K. Ogden and contributed to the development of Basic English (1893-1979)
    Richards; Ivor Armstrong Richards.

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korzybski

  • noun United States semanticist (born in Poland) (1879-1950)
    Alfred Habdank Skarbek Korzybski; Alfred Korzybski.

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cognitive_semantics

  • noun the branch of semantics that studies the cognitive aspects of meaning
    conceptual semantics; semasiology.

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field

  • noun a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed
    • he planted a field of wheat
  • noun a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought
    battlefield; battleground; field of battle; field of honor.
    • they made a tour of Civil War battlefields

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speech

  • noun the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience
    address.
    • he listened to an address on minor Roman poets
  • noun (language) communication by word of mouth
    oral communication; spoken language; language; voice communication; speech communication; spoken communication.
    • his speech was garbled
    • he uttered harsh language
    • he recorded the spoken language of the streets

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classitis

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quibble

  • noun an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections
    cavil; quiddity.
  • verb evade the truth of a point or question by raising irrelevant objections

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sematology

The doctrine of signs as the expression of thought or reasoning; the science of indicating thought by signs. Smart.

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coherence

  • noun the state of cohering or sticking together
    cohesion; cohesiveness; coherency.
  • noun logical and orderly and consistent relation of parts
    coherency.

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divitis

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ogden

  • noun English psychologist who collaborated with I. A. Richards in designing Basic English (1889-1957)
    C. K. Ogden; Charles Kay Ogden.
  • noun a town in northern Utah settled by Mormons

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variation

  • noun an instance of change; the rate or magnitude of change
    fluctuation.
  • noun an activity that varies from a norm or standard
    variance.
    • any variation in his routine was immediately reported

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sememe

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philosophic

  • adjective of or relating to philosophy or philosophers
    philosophical.
    • philosophical writing
    • a considerable knowledge of philosophical terminology
  • adjective satellite characterized by the attitude of a philosopher; meeting trouble with level-headed detachment
    philosophical.
    • philosophical resignation
    • a philosophic attitude toward life

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thematic

  • adjective relating to or constituting a topic of discourse
  • adjective of or relating to a melodic subject

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extrasemantic

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charles_kay_ogden

  • noun English psychologist who collaborated with I. A. Richards in designing Basic English (1889-1957)
    C. K. Ogden; Ogden.

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phonosemantic

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syntaxeme

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semagram

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zorch

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