See: Word Sense, Sentence Sense, Sensing Task, Sensing Capability, Perceive, Observe.
- sense: A meaning of a word in WordNet. Each sense of a word is in a different synset .
- (WordNet, 2009) ⇒ http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=sense
* S: (n) sense (a general conscious awareness) "a sense of security"; "a sense of happiness"; "a sense of danger"; "a sense of self" * S: (n) sense, signified (the meaning of a word or expression; the way in which a word or expression or situation can be interpreted) "the dictionary gave several senses for the word"; "in the best sense charity is really a duty"; "the signifier is linked to the signified" * S: (n) sense, sensation, sentience, sentiency, sensory faculty (the faculty through which the external world is apprehended) "in the dark he had to depend on touch and on his senses of smell and hearing" * S: (n) common sense, good sense, gumption, horse sense, sense, mother wit (sound practical judgment) "Common sense is not so common"; "he hasn't got the sense God gave little green apples"; "fortunately she had the good sense to run away" * S: (n) sense (a natural appreciation or ability) "a keen musical sense"; "a good sense of timing" * S: (v) feel, sense (perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles) "He felt the wind"; "She felt an object brushing her arm"; "He felt his flesh crawl"; "She felt the heat when she got out of the car" * S: (v) sense (detect some circumstance or entity automatically) "This robot can sense the presence of people in the room"; "particle detectors sense ionization" * S: (v) smell, smell out, sense (become aware of not through the senses but instinctively) "I sense his hostility"; "i smell trouble"; "smell out corruption" * S: (v) sense (comprehend) "I sensed the real meaning of his letter"
1. One of the methods for a living being to gather data about the world; sight, smell, hearing, touch, taste. 2. A general conscious awareness. a sense of security 3. Sound practical judgment, as in common sense 4. The meaning, reason, or value of something. You don’t make any sense. 5. A natural appreciation or ability A keen musical sense 6. (pragmatics) The way that a referent is presented. 7. (semantics) A single conventional use of a word; one of the entries for a word in a dictionary.
- (Chierchia & McConnell-Ginet, 2000) ⇒ Gennaro Chierchia, and Sally McConnell-Ginet. (2000). “Meaning and Grammar: An Introduction to Semantics, 2nd edition." MIT Press.
- So the notion of a thought for Frege should be construed as something like the information content that we grasp in understanding a sentence. Henceforth we will follow the common practice of using the term proposition for this purpose. A proposition is the sense of a sentence.