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Burton-Roberts, Noel. 1986. Thematic predicates and the pragmatics of non-descriptive definition. Journal of Linguistics 22 : 41–66.
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A study of -indirectly conveyed- definitional meanings. Though conveyed by the utterance of sentences, they are not part of the meaning of those sentences.The term 'non-descriptive definition' refers to the act of conveying such a meaning by the utterance of a sentence that does not have that meaning.