TYPE-TOKEN DISTINCTION

with regard to semantics and semiotics, the differention between a general class of objects having specific characteristic traits and a specific exemplar of that class. A token is taken to hold the vital traits of the form to which it belongs and will thereby have a symbolic operative.

TYPE-TOKEN DISTINCTION: "The concept of type-token distinction was posited by Charles S. Peirce, an American philosopher and scientist."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "TYPE-TOKEN DISTINCTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/type-token-distinction/ (accessed September 28, 2021).
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