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camera

camera  

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1. Any equipment used to photographically record images. The name for a number of devices that use lenses and apertures to photograph either a single still image or a series of still images captured ...
context

context  

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1. Most broadly, any frame of reference or framework within which something is perceived, produced, consumed, communicated, interpreted, or otherwise experienced, or which is seen as relevant to the ...
David B. Kaplan

David B. Kaplan  

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(1933– ).American philosopher at the University of California, known for his work in intensional logic, semantics, pragmatics, and philosophy of language. His initial stance was Fregean as in the ...
deictic

deictic  

Any of an important class of words whose meaning can only be fully determined by context. Also known as a shifter (Roman Jakobson's preferred choice), a deictic is a word like the pronouns ‘I’ or ...
deixis

deixis  

A term used in linguistics to denote those aspects of an utterance that refer to and depend upon the situation in which the utterance is made. Deictic words indicate the situational ‘co-ordinates’ of ...
digital

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adj.1. (in anatomy) relating to a digit. 2. (in radiology) relating to or utilizing digitization.1. (in anatomy) relating to a digit. 2. (in radiology) relating to or utilizing digitization.
digital transmission

digital transmission  

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A method of sending television, radio, and mobile phone data over long distances by using digital encoding to modulate a continuous beam of charged electromagnetic particles (typically radio waves, ...
discourse semantics

discourse semantics  

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Philosophy
An extension of semantics to include an analysis of the relation between a sentence and the context or discourse in which it is embedded. For example, the reference of pronouns or other indexical ...
displacement

displacement  

n. (in psychology) the substitution of one type of behaviour for another, usually the substitution of a relatively harmless activity for a harmful one; for example, kicking the cat instead of one’s ...
egocentric particular

egocentric particular  

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Term for a token-reflexive, or what is more commonly called an indexical, expression.
ethnomethodology

ethnomethodology  

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The study of common social knowledge, in particular as it concerns the understanding of others and the varieties of circumstance in which it can take place.
iconic

iconic  

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1. adj. (semiotics) A mode of relationship in a sign between a sign vehicle and its referent in which the former is perceived as resembling or imitating the latter (recognizably looking, sounding, ...
indicator word

indicator word  

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Philosophy
Uncommon name for an indexical expression.
mediation

mediation  

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Law
N.1 A form of alternative dispute resolution in which an independent third party (mediator) assists the parties involved in a dispute or negotiation to achieve a mutually acceptable resolution of the ...
mental representation

mental representation  

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See also chunking; dual coding theory; encoding.1. In theories of cognition and perception based on ‘direct realism’, a direct mapping of sensory stimuli in the brain. For a semiotician, this would ...
metonymy

metonymy  

A figure of speech in which a word denoting an attribute comes to be substituted for the thing referred to, as in the phrase the crown, denoting the king or queen, or the bench, denoting a collection ...
motif

motif  

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A recurring theme, idea, or element in a work of art or an artist's oeuvre. In French art, artists who painted in the open air were sometimes described as painting ‘sur le motif’.
objective representation

objective representation  

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In documentary-making, a realist filming style connoting neutrality, typically with eye-level shots, location sound, and minimal editing, relying heavily on the indexical evidentiality of film. ...
Peircean model

Peircean model  

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Media studies
(semiotics) Peirce's triadic model of the sign including the representamen, the object, and the interpretant. See also iconic; indexical; semiosis; symbolic; compare Saussurean ...
photograph

photograph  

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[Greek ‘drawing with light’]A still image of a visible phenomenon in the external world recorded using a camera through the agency of light. In semiotic terms, unedited photographic and filmic images ...

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