What is another word for referent?
[ ɹɪfɹˈɛnt], [ ɹɪfɹˈɛnt], [ ɹ_ɪ_f_ɹ_ˈɛ_n_t]
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Synonyms for Referent:
adj.• all (adjective)
n.• Other relevant words: (noun)
- hobby horse.
- semantic field,
- range of meaning,
- sum and substance,
- lexical meaning,
- real meaning,
- grammatical meaning,
- affective meaning.
How to use "Referent" in context?
Since language is a tool that humans use to construct ideas, it is useful to explore how a concept can be defined. A referent is a word, phrase, or image used as a basis for comparison, meaning, or purpose. When we refer to something, we are using a referent.
For example, when we say that a penny is small, we are referring to the penny as a referent. In the sentence, "That coin is worth a penny," "coin" is the referent. When we refer to a person, we use their full name.
Paraphrases for Referent:
Paraphrases are highlighted according to their relevancy:
baseline, benchmark, reference, referenced.
Homophones for Referent:
Hypernym for Referent:
designatum, denotatum, antecedent.
Hyponym for Referent:
significance, signification, import, term, meaning.
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