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semantic differential

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noun Psycholinguistics.
  1. a technique for measuring the connotative meaning of concepts by having an individual rate each concept on a series of graduated scales, each scale defined by a pair of polar adjectives, as good–bad or strong–weak.

Origin of semantic differential

First recorded in 1950–55
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