proper name

proper name
a noun that denotes a particular thing; usually capitalized
Syn: ↑proper noun
Ant: ↑common noun (for: ↑proper noun)
Hypernyms: ↑noun

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Etymology: Middle English propre name, from propre proper + name
2. : a symbol that indicates a logical subject and uniquely designates a logical simple; specifically : a symbol that designates a sense-datum present and observed at the moment of the utterance of the symbol

only two words which are strictly proper names of particulars, namely, ‘I<18> and <17>this’ — Bertrand Russell

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proper name
A name given to a particular person, place or thing
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Main Entry:name
proper noun or proper name noun
The name of a particular person, animal, thing, place, etc, in English usu written with an initial capital letter, opp to common noun
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Main Entry:proper

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proper name,
= proper noun. (Cf.proper noun)

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noun, pl ⋯ names [count]

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ˌproper ˈnoun [proper noun] (also ˌproper ˈname) noun (grammar)
a word that is the name of a person, a place, an institution, etc. and is written with a capital letter, for example Tom, Mrs Jones, Rome, Texas, the Rhine, the White House

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  • Proper name — A proper name [is] a word that answers the purpose of showing what thing it is that we are talking about writes John Stuart Mill in A System of Logic (1. ii. 5.), but not of telling anything about it . The problem of defining proper names, and of …   Wikipedia

  • proper name — noun a) A proper noun. b) A phrase that names a specific object. Syn: name …   Wiktionary

  • proper name — noun see proper noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • proper name — see proper noun …   English dictionary

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  • proper name — first name …   English contemporary dictionary

  • logically proper name — In Russell s writings of the period between 1905 and 1918, a logically proper name is a term whose true logical role is to refer to an object. A cluster of considerations led Russell to believe that ordinary names function differently, as… …   Philosophy dictionary

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