Many of the discussions here and elsewhere often come to a semantic juncture where the participants bemoan the need to use words to convey their message and/or points.
Let’s try to be proactive, eh?
Have at it.
Is “meaning” the same as “function”? If one can elucidate the function of say, a tree (and/or a forest), has one also elucidated it’s meaning? Likewise, do the meanings listed in dictionaries (and/or translated into other languages) reveal the functions of those words?
This is an Open Thread.
(I’ve never really understood that phrase. Aren’t all of the threads open?)