The global field of meanings of any word as it is used within the limits of a given language.
CH. HENRY thus explains this concept: "… words take their meaning in part from other words around them in a sentence or paragraph or, one might add, any verbal construct that supplies context" (1992, p.695).
Moreover "… the non-literal meaning of a word is governed in large part by its context" (Ibid).
It could even be said that words within a sentence or a discourse loose a part of their identity, just as electrons in atoms, atoms in molecules, molecules in cells and individuals in societies.
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