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  • n. The fusion of two bodies, or two parts of a body

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  • The fact of polysemy poses the fundamental problem for language analysis because it concerns the very nature of the basic entity of language: the combination of meaning and form, the symphysy of mental and physical that constitutes every word or morpheme.
    --Y. Tobin, 1989, From Sign to Text: A Semiotic View of Communication, p. 138

    March 3, 2008

  • Union or fusion of two bodies or parts of a body.

    March 3, 2008