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The way you describe it the sum of the information conveyed by all the sememes of a UI element could be described as the message of that UI item. Each sememe making up the message could, therefore, be referred to as a 'message item' or even 'message element' (although referring to a 'message element' of a 'UI element message' could be horribly confusing). In ...


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In searching for a single word that has connotations of very small meaning (and therefore may be indivisible and unitary), my only suggestion is inkling. The dictionary definitions are perhaps too restrictive for you, so there may be a case for the specialist extension of meaning were you to use it. Inkling = a slight knowledge or vague notion Merriam ...


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Here are a few ideas: semantic feature the smallest unit of meaning basic / primitive / fundamental / foundational unit of meaning semantic prime / primitive simple / basic / universal human concept


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I know of no better definition of the word "phenomenon" than this one. From The shorter Oxford Dictionary phenomenon 1 An act or event that appears or is perceived by one of the senses or by the mind; especially one whose cause or explanation is in question. This means that about anything in linguistics can be called a phenomenon; the fact that ...


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