from The Century Dictionary.
- Having more than one signification, as a word.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Having multiple
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective of words; having many meanings
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As the painter and poet, David Jones, argued a half-century ago, art reminds us in a gratuitous way — that is, by way of a kind of grace that signifies, or speaks, to us — of the rich, polysemantic layering of signs that constitutes the world itself.
I want to be the first to comment, yet I find myself at a loss for words — polysemantic words that is.
Rowan, something polysemantic is something ambiguous, or having many meanings.
So is this artist using “polysemantic” to mean multilingual/multicultural?
Ok, I Googled-polysemantic and associative object-because I wanted to know what that is.
So Regretsians what is a polysemantic/associative object?
I knew the definitions, but I didn’t know if polysemantic/associative objects were a particular style of sculpture like Minimalism.
"It's very idiomatic, it contains a lot of polysemantic or homophonic words, which you can play with a lot.