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philosophy the normal use of language that refers to extra-linguistic subjects without explicit mention of the words themselves. Fido is a dog is in the material mode, while "Fido" is a dog's name is in the formal modeSee also use (def. 18)
THINGAMABOB OR THINGUMMY: CAN YOU DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE US AND UK TERMS IN THIS QUIZ?
Do you know the difference between everyday US and UK terminology? Test yourself with this quiz on words that differ across the Atlantic.
Question 1 of 7
In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Words nearby material mode
materialist, materialistic, materiality, materialize, materially, material mode, materials, materials handling, materials science, materia medica, matériel
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