Glossary of Linguistic Terms

Supplemental Information In A Definition

Definition: 

Supplemental information is an optional part of the definition of a lexical unit, containing culturally or logically expected information.

Examples: 

Lexical unit

Analytic definition

Supplemental info

clap

To strike the palms of the hands together,

as in applauding.

dog

A domesticated canine,

raised in many breeds, commonly kept as a house pet.

execute

To put to death as in accordance with a legally imposed sentence,

typically by means of the electric chair, hanging, firing squad, or lethal injection.

 

Kinds
  Here are some kinds of supplemental information:
 
  • Optional antecedents:

    • Cause
    • Condition
    • Grounds
    • Motivation
    • Reason
  • Optional consequents:

    • Consequence
    • Effect
    • Purpose
    • Result
  • Typical associated emotion
  • Typical attribute or characteristic
  • Typical connotation
  • Typical instrument
  • Typical means
  • Typical sociocultural context
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Additional Information: 

Here are some kinds of supplemental information:

  • Optional antecedents:

    • Cause
    • Condition
    • Grounds
    • Motivation
    • Reason
  • Optional consequents:

    • Consequence
    • Effect
    • Purpose
    • Result
  • Typical associated emotion
  • Typical attribute or characteristic
  • Typical connotation
  • Typical instrument
  • Typical means
  • Typical sociocultural context