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Elements of Semantics

There are many different aspects of semantics, which are all very interesting. Just think of the many ways that words, phrases and sentences aquire meaning. Some words have actual entites to which they refer, such as chair. This word refers to a collective idea of all the chairs in existence. Other words have less exact meaning and may vary within the minds of speakers, such as love. This word can mean many things, depending the context in which one is speaking.

Each of these examples show a different contextual meaning of the word love. (This is covered more completely in the section labeled ambiguity)

Semantics in words
Semantics in sentences
Concepts in semantics
Ambiguity in semantics
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