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[mass noun] The analysis of the meaning of a word or other linguistic unit into discrete semantic components.
- ‘A third goal of the present study is to apply a componential analysis separating these two factors.’
- ‘The second section presents two examples of componential analysis involving the family kinship system and color.’
- ‘Thus, in transformational-generative grammar, the semantic component is entirely stated in terms of sense or semantic components, as described above in terms of componential analysis.’
- ‘The process of breaking words down into semantemes is known as componential analysis and has been most often used to analyze kinship terms across languages.’
- ‘The study explores new directions into which componential analysis of meaning can be developed, particularly from the perspective of cognitive linguistics.’
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