Definition of componential analysis in English:

componential analysis

Syllabification: com·po·nen·tial a·nal·y·sis
Pronunciation: /ˌkämpəˌnenCHəl əˈnaləsis


  • The analysis of the meaning of an expression into discrete semantic components.
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    • Thus, in transformational-generative grammar, the semantic component is entirely stated in terms of sense or semantic components, as described above in terms of componential analysis.
    • A third goal of the present study is to apply a componential analysis separating these two factors.
    • The second section presents two examples of componential analysis involving the family kinship system and color.

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