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Term Definition

The listing of all the instances of a certain phenomenon — A squad consists of ten outfield players, a goalkeeper and five substitutes.


The provision of an instance, or several instances, of a phenomenon — There will, for instance, be increased efficiency and greater corporate responsibility.

Existential presupposition

A presupposition triggered by a noun phrase — when something is made a referent, it is presupposed to exist — The 9/11 inside job must be exposed ('The 9/11 inside job' exists).