locutionary

locutionary

[loh-kyoo-shuh-ner-ee]
adjective Philosophy, Linguistics.
pertaining to the act of conveying semantic content in an utterance, considered as independent of the interaction between the speaker and the listener.


Origin:
1950–55; locution + -ary

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locution (ləʊˈkjuːʃən)
 
n
1.  a word, phrase, or expression
2.  manner or style of speech or expression
 
[C15: from Latin locūtiō an utterance, from loquī to speak]
 
lo'cutionary
 
adj

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