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  1. The wording is incorrect. �I think that the meaning of the word is understood, only he (meaning) as if it becomes wider and acquires new nuances. But with regard to adequacy, I can say that this concept cannot be applied to the word. It can only be applied to a person and their actions.

  2. The fact is that by repeating a word, we create a multidimensional space of meanings for it, each of which, complementing the other, is increasingly moving away from the original. That is, when an utterance creates a sign, when it is repeated, its reproduction occurs, when reproduction occurs many times, then, observing the derivative of reproduction, the mutual relations of reproductions to each other become more noticeable, rather than the ratio of the original sign to the original meaning. In this relationship of uncertainties, a new meaning appears, showing the process of creating a sign from the outside, and not being inside it. This explains both the doubt about the adequacy of the word and the loss of the original meaning. But there is a new meaning that makes you think about language and the processes of perception, which probably served as an impulse to ask this question.


  3. because you're repeating the “technical label” of the word, but not its meaning.

    separate the object's shortcut from the object itself (as on the Windows desktop)
    the words we pronounce are technical sounds(labels). and the value is a mental reference.
    when you repeat a technical sound many times, the mental reference is not repeated,
    and you don't feel anything, just the “technical sound” and nothing mental about it.

    the answers above are incorrect.

    this sounds like overconfidence , but there's no other point to make.

  4. In my opinion, two sides of the same process are involved here – the context (without which polysemy increases, aka semantic saturation) and the oversaturation of the neural activity of the pattern in which the word is “stored”.

    That is, when we use the word once, we use it in the usual sense, or even several, but the more we use it, the more we go beyond the threshold of activation of the semantic network (the sum of concepts about an object). It turns out that by activating the pattern more and more, we sort of separate it from its meaning, and our poor mind tries to find it separately from the sum of the previously completed usages.

    The same thing happens when suddenly we say to ourselves “why is it called THIS”, forgetting about the signified, we look for meaning in the external manifestation of the sign.

  5. This phenomenon is familiar to many and even has its own name — semantic saturation. Repeated information, and not necessarily words, really reduces the brain's ability to use this information immediately after repetition.

    There are no clear explanations for this, but in general, it is believed that repeated repetition of something meaningful causes neuronal excitation, which is artificially extinguished by the nervous system, that is, the so-called reactive inhibition occurs. This mechanism is very similar to getting used to stimuli: if we are affected by a certain stimulus, we quickly adjust so that we do not notice it and have the opportunity to respond to more significant things.

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