absent referent

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

absent + referent

NounEdit

absent referent (plural absent referents)

  1. (semantics) The condition of a sign which has an empty, absent, non-existent, paradoxical, hypothetical, supernatural, or undefined referent, such as nothing, null, vacuum, or void.

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Last modified on 16 June 2013, at 00:02