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Definition 1: something referred to; the object of a reference - [noun denoting communication]

(referent is a kind of ...) the message that is intended or expressed or signified

"what is the meaning of this sentence" "the significance of a red traffic light" "the signification of Chinese characters" "the import of his announcement was ambiguous"

(... is a kind of referent ) the referent of an anaphor; a phrase or clause that is referred to by an anaphoric pronoun

(... is a kind of referent ) an actual object referred to by a linguistic expression

(... is a kind of referent ) something (whether existing or not) that is referred to by a linguistic expression

Definition 2: the first term in a proposition; the term to which other terms relate - [noun denoting communication]

(referent is a kind of ...) one of the substantive phrases in a logical proposition

"the major term of a syllogism must occur twice"

Definition 3: something that refers; a term that refers to another term - [noun denoting communication]

(referent is a kind of ...) a word or expression used for some particular thing

"he learned many medical terms"

Definition 4: having reference - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where referent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • judgments referent to the indictment

(referent is similar to ...) having the power of explicitly denoting or designating or naming

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