HyperDic: referent

English > 4 senses of the word referent:
NOUNcommunicationreferentsomething referred to
communicationreferentthe first term in a proposition
communicationreferentsomething that refers
ADJECTIVEallreferenthaving reference
English > referent: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningHaving reference.
Example"judgments referent to the indictment"
Broaderdenotative, denotiveHaving the power of explicitly denoting or designating or naming
Nounsreferencethe most direct or specific meaning / meaning of a word or expression
English > referent: 4 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningSomething referred to; the object of a reference.
NarrowerantecedentThe referent of an anaphor
denotatumAn actual object referred to by a linguistic expression
designatumSomething (whether existing or not) that is referred to by a linguistic expression
Broadermeaning, significance, signification, importThe message that is intended or expressed or signified
English > referent: 4 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningThe first term in a proposition; the term to which other terms relate.
BroadertermOne of the substantive phrases in a logical proposition
English > referent: 4 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningSomething that refers; a term that refers to another term.
BroadertermA word or expression used for some particular thing

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