Semantic Property ( Concept )

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In componential analysis, one of several features which together can be said to make up the semantic meaning of a word or utterance. Thus 'raining' could be analyzed into the component features 'precipitation', 'liquid' (not 'solid' as in 'hail'), 'average' (not 'light' as /drizzling/ or 'heavy' as /pouring/), etc. [...] Alternative terms: semantic feature, semantic [component], semantic marker. [Hartmann and Stork 1972: 203]

The class of linguistic properties that pertain to semantic units. The units that underlie our intuitions about literal meaning and are associated with the grammatical structure of a language. [Frawley 1953: 12]

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