linguistic analysis


a 20th-century philosophical movement inspired by Ludwig Wittgenstein and marked by close attention paid to the way words are used in order to clarify concepts and to eliminate confusions arising from mystifying preconceptions about language.

Nearby words

  1. linguatuliasis,
  2. linguiform,
  3. linguine,
  4. linguist,
  5. linguistic,
  6. linguistic area,
  7. linguistic atlas,
  8. linguistic borrowing,
  9. linguistic form,
  10. linguistic geography

Also called analytic philosophy, ordinary-language philosophy, philosophical analysis. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019