|Definition: determination of the use of linguistic signs (words, symbols, connectives) for non-linguistic or linguistic objects. New definitions are not supposed to be creative, that is, they are to be derived from the use of the signs already employed. See also definability, conservativity, systems, theories, models, reference systems, context definition, explicit defnition, implicit definition.|
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Functional definition/Schiffer: when the true-of-relation is a functional relation, it is "defined" in this way, and, indeed in tandem with the reference relation of names to objects. But this is no identity relative to a given functional relation and does not analyze the meaning.
Definition/Schiffer: does not go with open sentences.
Definition/Schiffer: is about equality of meaning - not meaning - also for the lexicon - has more to do with mention than with use - Understanding: more with use than with mention - Problem: E.g. meaning equality does not help in cas of e.g. "of" means ... e.g. "dog" means ... e.g. "she gave it to him" means....
Remnants of Meaning Cambridge 1987