|Denotation, naming: specify a word or phrase for an object. Related terms description designation.|
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Meaning / Armstrong: of utterances is a function of what they signify (or mimic or designate) - and what they indicate is a complex mental state of the speaker.
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Dispositions, Tim Crane, London New York 1996
What is a Law of Nature? Cambridge 1983