Re: Unambiguous Language WAS: MEME: A.I.: Artificial Intelligence

From: Samantha Atkins (
Date: Tue Jun 19 2001 - 02:28:58 MDT

Patrick McCuller wrote:

> Very funny! Still, even that might not suffice. There are many dictionaries,
> and all do not agree. Because definitions contain words, and we relate to each
> of those words, we would all have to have exactly the same understandings of
> all English words.

And, unfortunately, many dictionaries long ago gave up actually
defining words in terms of actual meaning but instead only list
usage patterns. This is why a dictionary is seldom useful for
settling a disagreement on what a word actually *means*.

- samantha

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