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1 Yes or No, A rigorous definition may be the limit of a series of definitions that are closer and closer approximations to the concept to be defined.


2 True or False, If a definition includes a specific limit such as ≥ 5, it is likely a rigorous definition.


3 An apparent sign that may be an expression of a thought is a?

4 Yes or No, A statement of the meaning of a word or word group or a sign or symbol is called a definition.


5 True or False, The relation between a linguistic expression and its expresser is a part of pragmatics.


6 Yes or No, The rigorous definition of distance fulfills the three axioms that define an Euclidean metric so that a generalized metric can be defined using as distance an appropriate function that fulfills the three axioms of an Euclidean metric. Having met these three axioms as a criteria of an Euclidean metric, the definition of the generalized metric is said to be a rigorous definition of distance.


7 Which of the following is likely to be in a control group for assessing a pragmatics?

one or more relations
an accepted set of formats for signs
a liquid nitrogen dewar
an active speaker
a possible artifact
a wide temperature range for respondent stability

8 Yes or No, You are in the middle of an open field of beautifully colored, pleasantly smelling, edible wildflowers. You've just picked one and are now munching on it. You feel you are being watched. You gesture a universal sign of "I won't hurt you, unless you try to hurt me." while turning around. Is pragmatics involved in your situation?


9 Complete the text:

Pragmatics is an approach to


10 Yes or No, Allowing no abatement or mitigation; scrupulously accurate; exact; strict; severe; relentless is called rigorous.


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  1. A rigorous definition of dominant group may involve sociopaths or psychopaths.

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