sortal

noun logic linguistics

a concept, grasp of which includes knowledge of criteria of individuation and reidentification, such as dog or concerto, but not flesh or music
a count noun representing such a concept

Nearby words

  1. sorry,
  2. sort,
  3. sort code,
  4. sort out,
  5. sorta,
  6. sortation,
  7. sorted,
  8. sortie,
  9. sortilege,
  10. sorting

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