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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To give insufficient, or insufficiently precise, information: to specify incompletely.


under- +‎ specify. (Wiktionary)


  • One of the things that both Lakoff and Faulconnier seem to say is that utterances, words, sentences etc massively underspecify the thoughts that they are expressions of.

    The Grand Theory of All Thought: Blending


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