|Meaning: Differs from the reference object (reference). The object does not have to exist for an expression to have a meaning. Words are not related to objects in a one-to-one correspondence. There is an important distinction between word meaning and sentence meaning. See also use theory, sentence meaning, reference, truth.|
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Meaning/Locke: associated ideas.
Meaning/Locke: not an independent entity – general term: no entity: “animal " refers to many individual things. (> nominalism).
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