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reference

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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Three types of rules can be attached to each referential constraint: an INSERT rule, an UPDATE rule, and a DELETE rule.
The referential activity includes the independent completion of the further qualifications to parents accompanying this module manual and the flowcharts.
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.
1) how to introduce and represent the referential activity's spheres in such a way that one can study these spheres by scientific methods;
The over-all argumentative strategy of Reference and Reflexivity is then the following: appreciation of the subject matter fallacy allows us to utilize one sort of content --official, referential content-- to account for the intuitive pull of the arguments from counterfactual circumstances and same-saying, and other sorts of content --principally kinds of reflexive content - to account for the cognitive significance of utterances involving referring terms, thereby solving the co-reference and no-reference problems.
Referential resolution in this study is defined as a reading strategy applied by the reader to interpret the references that have the same meanings as other elements in a text, such as "his name", "Tom", and "he" refer to "a brother.
The developed ERP software was tested by administrating the data about manufacturing a complex designed part with revolution surfaces in the referential FMC.
The referential frenzy elicited by Rauschenberg's tease can be purely iconographic, and then it is pathetic.
For more on referential truth and symbolic truth, see Christian E.
Most importantly, active archiving ensures data quality and referential integrity.
This paper analyzes referential forms that identify the Ehime Maru and the Greeneville, the two vessels involved in the February 9, 2001, collision off the coast of Hawaii.