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  désambiguïsation
  désambiguiser
  désarrondissement
  descendant1
  descendant2
  descriptif
  description
  description indéfinie
  description structurale
  description synchronique
  descriptive
  descriptivisme
  désémantisation
  désidératif
  désignateur

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definite description

[Subentry of definite, description]

Fr    description définie

Synonym(s): definite expression

Antonym(s): indefinite description, indefinite description

Related term(s): attributive use, definiteness, referential use, rigid designator

Source(s): Crystal 2003: 127; Ducrot & Todorov 1979[trans.]: 250; ELL: 3019; Givon 1984: 398; Levinson 1983: 60; Lyons 1977: 179; Matthews 1997: 89; Quirk etal. 1985: 294; Weinreich 1980: 55


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  defeasible
  defective
  definable1
  definable2
  define
  defining vocabulary
  definite
  definite expression
  definiteness
  definiteness effect
  definition
  degemination
  degeneration
  deglutination
  degrammaticalization

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