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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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While it is no longer fashionable to identify the supposed referents of number signs with such classes, the assumption that number signs are used referentially is still highly influential.
If in the BNC it nearly ever collocates with wine and in the WTC it collocates with wine, rich and fruit, it can be said to have been used metaphorically in the WTC and referentially in the BNC.
Grice ("Vacuous"), Kripke ("Speaker's"), Neale (Descriptions), Bach ("Referentially") and others consider that referential uses are to be accounted for pragmatically.
On the one hand, paternal images trigger a text referentially to establish a space of the real authorizing a documentary character, while, on the other hand, maternal images' gestation self-reflexively poses questions about its own falsehood, represents the suspense of interpretation, and opens up gateways to the imaginary, embracing tautological, antithetical, transgressive counter-narratives.
In a different way, Pryor's anti-aesthetic is self-consciously aware of generative engagement over and against the end of (a kind of automatic) painting itself: his angels become space-hoppers both referentially within the frame and literally outside it.
Santoli can thus be seen to incorporate a multitude of attributes into the text that encourage the reader to perceive Everything We Had in the same light as a referentially viable work.
(70) As discussed below, certain of these discrepancies are formally resolved through the operation of section 133, which on one interpretation purports to referentially incorporate the entire Criminal Code.
The realization that it exists apart from and even without that which it represents visually completely dismantles the photograph's reputed status as a referentially sound image.
Grid-Tools' award-winning Datamaker[TM] suite ensures that the data held on various interconnected databases is not only masked but referentially intact.
Measures 62-80 are much more referentially overt, as here Riley very closely imitates the melodic and harmonic progressions from the interlude and back into the chorus of "I am the Walrus" (compare to the original song starting front die lyrics "Sitting in an English garden.
Using a schematic plan of Melnikov's 1927 house and studio configured as a Venn diagram, Diao overlays a text meaning "hobbled" or "suppressed" in Russian, allowing the content to be determined both referentially and linguistically.
For case marking, it has been hypothesized that referentially high-ranking agents and low-ranking patients have higher chances of being zero-marked (Comrie 1989).