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use-mention distinction


    Noun

    use-mention distinction ( plural: use-mention distinctions )

    1. ( linguistics, philosophy ) A distinction between the use of a word for its meaning ( as in "Cheese is derived from milk" ) and the mention of a word as a lexical unit ( as in "Cheese is derived from a word in Old English" ) .

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