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  1. narrowing that is caused by Grice's Maxim of Quantity (see Gricean maxims)

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 26, 2009
  2. a reduction in a word's range of meanings

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 26, 2009
  3. a term from semantics

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  4. occurs when a word A is a hypernym of a word B — that is, when every instance of B is an example of A. It is then common for the use of A to imply not B. For example, consider the words finger and thumb

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  5. A thumb is a kind of finger (hence the phrase ten fingers), but the term finger is not ordinarily applied to it: someone who has hurt their thumb might technically be correct in saying "I hurt my finger", but it would be misleading

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