(functioning as singular) a school of semantic theory based on the doctrine that the rules that relate sentences to their meanings form an autonomous system, separate from the rules that determine what is grammatical in a languageCompare generative semantics
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- interpreted language,
- interpretive centre,
- interproximal space,
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