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The physical form of a word, word element, or series of words independent of semantic content or grammatical function; reference to a word, etc. in this aspect as an example or model.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Stuart Mill (1806–1873), philosopher, economist, and advocate of women's rights. From post-classical Latin suppositio materialis from classical Latin suppositiō + post-classical Latin materialis.
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