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Definition of "compositionality" [compositionality]

  • The property of being compositional. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "compositionality" in a sentence
  • "That compositionality does not constrain lexical meaning might appear paradoxical at first, but the source of paradox is just instability in how the label ˜compositionality™ is used."
  • "According to this argument, the problem with indivisibilism arises from thinking compositionally about the continuous, because there is a mismatch between the idea of compositionality on the one hand and the idea of infinite divisibility on the other."
  • "Since the meaning of particular expressions will not be independent of the meaning of other expressions (in virtue of the commitment to compositionality the meanings of all sentences must be generated on the same finite base), so a theory that generates problematic results in respect of one expression can be expected to generate problematic results elsewhere, and, in particular, to also generate results that do not meet the requirements of Convention T."
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