Ambiguity and the Language of Science

  • Seweryna Łuszczewska-Romàhnowa
Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 119)


The issue of what the precision of the language of science and the imprecision of everyday language consist of is resolved in elementary methodology by a simple formulation which states that everyday language includes many unclear and ambiguous words, whereas the language of science does not include such words (or includes a much smaller number of them).


Word Type Ambiguous Word Everyday Language Scientific Term French Language 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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    The English language version of Chwistek’s book (unfortunately unavailable to the translator) is reputed not to be an exact rendering of the Polish original, yet it would seem reasonable to refer the English-speaking reader to that version rather than to the original (Tr.).Google Scholar

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© PWN — Polish Scientific Publishers — Warszawa 1979

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