[ kawr-zip-skee, -zhip-; Polish kaw-zhip-skee ]

  1. Al·fred (Hab·dank Skar·bek) [al-fred hab-dangk skahr-bek; Polish hahp-dahngk skahr-bek], /ˈæl frɛd ˈhæb dæŋk ˈskɑr bɛk; Polish ˈhɑp dɑŋk ˈskɑr bɛk/, 1879–1950, U.S. writer on general semantics, born in Poland.

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How to use Korzybski in a sentence

  • "That sounds like Korzybski," Pierre said, as they turned onto Route 19 in the village and headed east.

    Murder in the Gunroom | Henry Beam Piper
  • It's really a semantic reaction test; Korzybski would have loved it.

    Day of the Moron | Henry Beam Piper

British Dictionary definitions for Korzybski


/ (kɔːˈzɪbskɪ) /

  1. Alfred (Habdank Skarbek). 1879–1950, US originator of the theory and study of general semantics, born in Poland

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