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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Encyclopedias
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49 words

Figure of speech that draws a comparison. It differs from ordinary comparisons in its inventiveness, and from a simile in ...

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The Oxford Companion to the Mind (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Science and technology, Psychology, Philosophy
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2,366 words

The topic of metaphor has a history dating back at least to Aristotle, but not until the 20th century ...

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The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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2005
Subject:
Philosophy
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452 words

The starting-point for philosophical discussion of metaphor is whether or not metaphors are paraphrasable in literal terms. On what has ...

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The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Philosophy
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1,432 words

Metaphor represents a profound threat to and a unique resource for philosophical enterprise, as well as being an interesting philosophical ...

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Encyclopedia of Rhetoric

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Current Version:
2006
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Language reference, Linguistics
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1,832 words

A metaphor (Lat. translatio) is a metasememe that is constituted by a substitution of similarities. If it is regarded ...

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Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Philosophy
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14,764 words
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To explore the role of metaphor in aesthetic theory and art, this entry comprises five essays: An Overview Metaphor and ...

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The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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2004
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Religion
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1,137 words

The principal subject of the Bible is God in his relation to his world, his people, and humanity. But the ...

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Encyclopedia of Semiotics

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Current Version:
2007
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Language reference, Linguistics
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2,371 words

In the most general sense, metaphor is a figure of speech that foregrounds some similarity between two markedly different objects. ...

Metaphor and Semantics

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International Encyclopedia of Linguistics (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Linguistics
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1,439 words

Traditionally, metaphor has been viewed as characteristic of language as opposed to thought, and has been seen as occurring primarily ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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2007
A descriptive phrase or term applied to an object or to a phenomenon to which it does not literally denote. Metaphors are used extensively in science and are of great value in suggesting ... More
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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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a figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable. Recorded from the late 15th century, the word comes via French and ... More
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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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260 words

(μεταφορά, lit. “transference”), a compressed simile in which two objects are juxtaposed by analogy. Eustathios of Thessalonike (Eust. Comm. ...

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The Oxford Companion to the Body

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
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2,087 words

Ordinary language is saturated with corporeal metaphors. We frequently speak of ‘the lip of a cup’, and ‘the legs of ...

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