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What is a sense type?

 

Definition
 

A sense type is a classification of a sense on the basis of its conceptual extendedness. In other words, it is a classification of the primary sense of a lexeme and the degree to which another sense is different from the primary sense.

 

Sense types provided in the lexical database are as follows:

 
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Figurative

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