monosemous


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Adj.1.monosemous - having only one meaning
unambiguous - having or exhibiting a single clearly defined meaning; "As a horror, apartheid...is absolutely unambiguous"- Mario Vargas Llosa
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The extended discussion on the gradience of the modal meanings of can is provided by Leech and Coates (1980: 82-84), who claim that "can is essentially a monosemous modal: there are no clear divisions between permission, possibility, and ability."
Impression (quale, pl.qualia) belongs to monosemous concepts like belief.
In addition, on account that technical terminology is monosemous in most cases, it can provide import clues for grasping the meaning and topic category.
This indicates that, should future therapeutic relationship questionnaires include such questions, it may be beneficial to use monosemous words and clearly phrased questions.
Each monosemous word w in a slot of a document d is mapped into the corresponding WordNet synset;
Besides, the correlation between "monosemous" words and limited collocability casts a shadow of doubt over the monosemy of the words in question.
Rousseau was often called 'primitive', and in a recent study, the art historian Philippe Dagen has demostrated how use of the term 'primitivism' was far from monosemous in the late nineteenth and very early twentieth century)[degrees] It was used to make numerous cultural references (to the rural, the pre-historic, the tribal, the oriental), and to an extent these became indistinct and interchangeable.
Noun Entries 116364 Equivalence Classes: Synonyms, Spelling Variants, 50337 Quasi-synonyms Noun Synsets (with a Gloss and an Identifier for 66027 Each One) Nouns 95135 Monosemous Nouns 82568 Polysemous Nouns 12567 One-word Nouns 70108 Noun Phrases 25027 Acknowledgments
For example, David Crystal offers Microsoft as an example of a monosemous term.
We realize, of course, that, as a matter of principle, neither historical nor contrastive data can constitute actual proof of the existence of language-particular synchronic polysemy; we do think, however, that such data can make the assumption of polysemy more probable, because the alternative assumption, according to which the adverbs under study are monosemous in either or both languages, will leave a number of facts unaccounted for.