The condition required if a symbol or concept is to acquire an extended or more precise meaning.
F. HEYLIGHEN writes "(a concept) receives its meaning through the whole of associations it has with other primitive concepts. Those associations are the result of a slow process of learning based on many experiences of contiguous occurences of two concepts" (pers. com.).
Biological information is also context-dependent. The sender and the receiver alike are influenced in their information transfer by numerous contingent conditions of very varied and variable nature.
The understanding of this contiguity of concepts and symbols is, by the way, very useful for the use of the present dictionary.
- 1) General information
- 2) Methodology or model
- 3) Epistemology, ontology and semantics
- 4) Human sciences
- 5) Discipline oriented
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