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Philosophy
a. the relation between a word, phrase, or symbol and the object or idea to which it refers
b. the object referred to by an expression

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New Works will comprise eight projects, with a referential investment value of US$233 million.
Referential Matching can solve the problem of patient matching accuracy at QHIN scale.
Three types of rules can be attached to each referential constraint: an INSERT rule, an UPDATE rule, and a DELETE rule.
is that a referential utterance of the form The F is G expresses a singular proposition provided the intended referent satisfies the linguistic meaning (the 'sense') of the definite description: provided it is the (contextually) unique F.
The conclusion that narrative reading is a largely simulative and embodied process thus applies to the verbal medium as much as it applies to referential contents.
Most importantly, I am deeply grateful to the authors of the papers on endangered languages for the effort they have put into collecting first-hand data on the intricate details of referential effects in three-participant constructions, and for their willingness to share their expertise with Anna and me.
In Chapter 5 Powell turns form referential expressions to definite descriptions-canonically, any NP (noun phrase) of the form 'the F'--and he starts by investigating the differences (introduced already by Keith Donnellan) between referential and attributive uses of descriptions, providing an overview of the debate on descriptions (including the views of Paul Grice, Saul Kripke, Stephen Neale, and others).
This activity may be called a referential one, because it not only subordinates other kinds of activity, but also owns the possibility to determine the common values of the total activity capturing others.
This is convincing but, to have a full explanation of the presupposed rigidity of names and non-rigidity of descriptions, we need to understand better than I think we do at present why expressions in the category of names (say, referential expressions) are rigid, and why definite descriptions are not in that category (in spite of the fact that they can be used as such, as Donnellan showed in the paper mentioned above).
analyzes courts' treatment of referential works and explains why
Summary: The Rades-based business incubator, the first structure of the kind has obtained, Friday, the conformity certificate to quality referential ISO 9001.
Tea and Lee (2004) also state that the reader's mental map presents his text processing and helps him solve reading difficulties, such as referential resolution.