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general semantics

noun
1.
a philosophical approach to language, developed by Alfred Korzybski, exploring the relationship between the form of language and its use and attempting to improve the capacity to express ideas.
Origin of general semantics
1930-1935
1930-35
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  • He related his treatment and study of stuttering to linguistic theory and to general semantics.
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general semantics

noun
1.
(functioning as sing) a school of thought, founded by Alfred Korzybski, that stresses the arbitrary nature of language and other symbols and the problems that result from misunderstanding their nature
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