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20 Mar meaningful

Face it – everything is meaningful! There are contexts in which a thing that is normally very meaningful may lose its importance. Meaningfulness is a measure of interest and relevance that we apply to the thing being considered. In any given context, almost everything in the universe is meaningless. Context draws small circles around that which is relevant, thereby excluding everything else. With context, we have a useful tool for focusing our attention on that which counts.
Keywords: sememe
semantics
pragmatics
noise
idiom
experience
context
expressiveness
analysis
References: chaos
comprehension
fuzzy logic
lexicography
linguistic strata
natural language
words/morphology

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  1. […] for words and sequences of images. The papyrus and parchment delivered exactly the same amount of meaning, at a lower volume/velocity, as web pages, e-books and digital content management […]

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