Cahiers de Lexicologie 109 (2):175‐207 (2016)

Barry Smith
State University of New York, Buffalo
Definitions vary according to context of use and target audience. They must be made relevant for each context to fulfill their cognitive and linguistic goals. This involves adapting their logical structure, type of content, and form to each context of use. We examine from these perspectives the case of definitions in ontologies.
Keywords terminology  lexicology  functions of definitions
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