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Encyclopaedic meaning is the "indirect", non-referential, additive meaning of a sign pertaining to encyclopaedic knowledge of the world. Often encyclopaedic meaning is central to the understanding of that sign even though it is not traditionally considered to be a linguistic type factor. Encyclopaedic meaning overlaps with the notions of connotation, semantic frame, and several concepts relating to scope of predication.
- Haiman, John (1980). "Dictionaries and encyclopaedias". Lingua, 50. 377-88.