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Unformatted text preview: -Diagnostic a feature intrinsic to some reality which helps us see that reality: fever is a symptom of illness (focuses on the signified) o Ex. The height of a mercury column in a thermometer is diagnostic of the temperature (the temperature modifies the volume of the mercury)-Prognostic the election of the new president means nothing good o Ex. Heavy dark clouds announces rain o A prognostic is a diagnostic about the future Meaning-Meaning is not the same as concept -Each morpheme has a meaning, but some concepts require a number of morphemes to be expressed o Ex. Intercontinental ballistic missile is a concept with several morphemes, each with a meaning-In some cases, meaning and concept are the same thing (ex. Horse)-Meaning is not the same as significance lion has the same meaning for hunter, zoologists and circus owners, but not the same significance...
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- Spring '08