apodictic / apodeictic, adj.
Of clear demonstration; established on incontrovertible evidence. (By Kant applied to a proposition enouncing a necessary and hence absolute truth.)
Improper use of words; application of a term to a thing which it does not properly denote; abuse or perversion of a trope or metaphor.
The process whereby something functions as a sign.
Dependent on the throw of a die; hence, dependent on uncertain contingencies.
Wordplay based on words which sound alike; an instance of this, a pun.
1. diacritic — A. adj. and noun — Serving to distinguish, distinctive; spec. in Grammar applied to signs or marks used to distinguish different sounds or values of the same letter or character; e.g. è, é, ê, ë, ė, ē, ĕ, ę, etc. 2. as an adjective: Capable, or showing a capacity, of distinguishing or discerning.
1. ‘A set of bells so hung and arranged as to be capable of being played upon either by manual action or by machinery’ (Grove).
2. An air or melody played on the bells.
3. A musical instrument, or appendage to one, to imitate a peal of bells.
a. Action or practice; spec. the practice or exercise of a technical subject or art, as distinct from the theory of it; (also) accepted or habitual practice or custom.
b. Conscious, willed action, esp. (in Marxist and neo-Marxist thought) that through which theory or philosophy is transformed into practical social activity; the synthesis of theory and practice seen as a basis for or condition of political and economic change. Also: an instance of this; the application of a theory or philosophy to a practical political, social, etc., activity or programme.
c. Linguistics. The rhetorical or performative aspect of language; speech as an action.
d. Action entailed, required, or produced by a theory, or by particular circumstances.
e. The performance of voluntary or skilful actions; purposive movement. Cf.
†2. a. An example or collection of examples to serve for practice or exercise in a subject, esp. in grammar. Obs.
b. A means or instrument of practice or exercise in a subject; a working model. Obs.