Object/meaning category

The static, conceptual category into which fit all individual items that are instances of it. These items are both what the audio category designated on object/meaning category refers to and what it signifies (means). Technically, it is a mental exclusion of what is other (blo'i gzhan-sel), an implicative negation phenomenon (ma-yin-dgag) that excludes or cuts off everything that does not fit in the category.

Tibetan: don-spyi

Synonyms: Meaning/object category; Meaning category; Object category; Meaning universal; Object universal