- the nonlinguistic cultural correlate, reference, or denotation of a linguistic form; expression.
- linguistic content (opposed to expression).
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Google added that it made improvements to the images and categories it uses for alternate meanings of words.Google Image Search update reduces duplicate image results|Barry Schwartz|February 11, 2021|Search Engine Land
Anyone who has lived with a dog will know their capacity for learning the meaning of words, even ones you don’t want them to know.Is your dog actually smart? Depends on its memory.|By Jan Hoole/The Conversation|February 8, 2021|Popular Science
These numerical representations allow us to computationally compare the similarity in meaning between sentences without having to compare their text.How We Found Pricey Provisions in New Jersey Police Contracts|by Agnes Chang, Jeff Kao and Agnel Philip, ProPublica, and Andrew Ford, Asbury Park Press|February 8, 2021|ProPublica
What’s happening is the TikTok dance serves as a complete distraction from the actual meaning of the work.How one hit song won The Weeknd a Super Bowl halftime show|Aja Romano|February 5, 2021|Vox
Sometimes she tells her classes of their responsibility to “gather, grow and give” — meaning learning and building things that are for the benefit of others.Peloton makes toning your glutes feel spiritual. But should Jesus be part of the experience?|Michelle Boorstein|February 5, 2021|Washington Post
His discourse is now more detailed: submission, which is the meaning of islam in Arabic, gives him a kind of enjoyment.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But Bush is as exciting to many conservatives as Hillary Clinton is to many progressives, meaning not so much.
But throughout it all, Ryan learns the true meaning of the holidays and spends it with family.
Otherwise, we will be but celebrating an empty holiday, missing its true meaning altogether.
Over the years, the meaning has evolved, essentially, to “Christmastime,” and describes the period between Dec. 24 and Jan. 6.The Most Confusing Christmas Music Lyrics Explained (VIDEO)|Kevin Fallon|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
While they were doing this, he assembled the officers around him, and the meaning of our night march was explained to us.
Is the Bible revelation so clear and explicit that no difference of opinion as to its meaning is possible?God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford
John was baptizing at a large pool called Ænon-by-Saleim,—probably allegorical, meaning “Fountain of Repose.”Solomon and Solomonic Literature|Moncure Daniel Conway
She had left her chair, meaning to go indoors and prepare for supper before Tony actually arrived.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
On the contrary, the full meaning of the act is manifestly opposed to such an idea.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
British Dictionary definitions for meaning
- the sense of an expression; its connotation
- the reference of an expression; its denotation. In recent philosophical writings meaning can be used in both the above sensesSee also sense (def. 12)