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general semantics

noun, (used with a singular verb)
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
1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for general-semantics

general semantics

(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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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