|From:||"Rob Freeman" <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>|
|Date:||Tue, 12 Feb 2008 22:25:08 +0800|
On Feb 12, 2008 11:54 AM, John F. Sowa <sowa@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:|
Maybe they're the same in your dictionary, John, but not mine.
We really need a theory of word meaning to decide this. I asked it at the beginning of the thread, but don't recall an answer.
What's your theory of word meaning?
We can do "technical" meanings if you like. Though I fear the word "technical" itself will become a point of dispute.
From your sketch above "meaning" for you seems to be a (steadily broadening) collection of observations. Actually I don't mind that as a definition of meaning, though I wouldn't have called it "technical".
Is that how you would define (technical) meaning?
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