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when a word or phrase has multiple meanings (from Greek)

Highlighted phrases

polysemous
polysemy
polysemic



For Wallace, value, kept loose and polysemous, could connect depression's internal discourse

—p.2 Introduction: A Living Transaction (1) by Jeffrey Severs
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translating one of Prynne’s poems involves committing to particular definitions of words that are intentionally polysemic

—p.89 That Room in Cambridge (73) by Emily Witt
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5 months, 2 weeks ago


The idea that populism works when regarded as a certain kind of rhetoric, applied in different ways in different situations, is appealing—but in truth, merely registers its polysemy and returns it to sender.

—p.8 Populism without the People (5) by Marco D'Eramo
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2 years, 1 month ago


There is hardly a sentence in English that is not in some sense polysemic, with a range of possible interpretations.

—p.18 Caedmon's Dream: On the Politics of Style (7) by Richard Seymour
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10 months, 1 week ago


an implicit dismissal of the significance of advertising content in favour of polysemic texts

—p.197 "Free Lunch" in the Digital Era: Organization Is the New Content (193) by Mark Andrejevic
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1 year, 1 month ago


Note that the German word for “debt” and “guilt” is the same: die Schuld. Not only Nietzsche but also Benjamin probed this polysemy on several occasions.

Walter Benjamin

—p.145 Chapter 6: The Magic of Debt; or, Reading Marx Like a Child (137) by Richard Dienst
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2 years, 1 month ago