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The Use Theory of Meaning states that the meaning of a word or sentence is to

be sought in its use, not in its correspondence to some entity thus the meaning of a
word is in its use. Ludwig Wittgenstein introduced the concept of language game. It is
the bringing into prominence that language is a part of an activity or form of life. One
example that was given is the use of the word hand (body part) and the use of the
same word in the sentence give me a hand. Language game is a part of a form of life
which means it is playable by anyone who would like to join the language game. It also
points at the rule-governed character of language.
The types of concept were also explained; empirical, abstract, fictitious, and
evaluative. Empirical concepts point to objects that exist in the universe. For example, if
a child asks what a ball is, one can simply point to a ball. Abstract are those that can
only exist in a persons mind. It is quite easy to identify as these concepts have no
object to refer to in the universe. Fictitious concepts are also concepts that can only
exist in a persons mind but fictitious concepts are of different form than the abstract
ones as fictitious concepts can be refer to objects that are non-existent. And finally,
evaluative concepts, as the name suggests, evaluates something, and in that context,
they can also only exist in ones mind. Examples of this kind of concept are good, bad,
We call a term ambiguous when it has acquired too many uses. For example, the
use of the word good is used to describe a friend, the appearance, quality, etc. A term is
considered vague when a terms intension (set of traits and characteristics) is not well
stated or unclear. So the antidote is to clarify the intension to make it usable. For
instance, in the sentence Some UP students are intelligent. The use of the word some
is not clear since it can mean a few but not all.