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arbitrariness

Fr    arbitraire2

nS

Synonym(s): arbitrary nature, conventionality

Antonym(s): motivation

Domain: Functionalism

Source(s): Beaugrande & Dressler 1981: 148 (arbitrary convention); Colapietro 1993: 29-30; Crystal 2003: 30-31; Ducrot & Todorov 1979[trans.]: 130 (linguistic arbitrariness); ELL: 3667; ES: 32; Hartmann & Stork 1972: 17; Hock 1986: 280; Lyons 1977: 70; Matthews 1997: 24; Nöth 1990: 240; Palmatier 1972: 11-12 (arbitrary relationship); Trask 1996: 31

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