The meaning of a word is its use in the language

Chair. Table. Shelf. Box. Thing.

Object, 45 × 45 × 45 cm. “For a large class of cases—though not for all—in which we employ the word ‘meaning’ it can be defined thus: the meaning of a word is its use in the language” (Ludwig Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations).

2010.06
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