semantic conception

noun

variants or semantic theory
: a rule of translation by which a statement (as "the sentence 'grass is green' is true") in a metalanguage is logically equivalent to a corresponding statement (as "grass is green") in an object language
also : a theory that defines truth as a logical conjunction of the infinite number of such equivalences

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“Semantic conception.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/semantic%20conception. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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