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    Hi, can anybody tell me, whether it is possible to name a lexical field, when we know several members? For example this question:
    Name the lexical field to which following members belong: box, cup, dose, bowl, can, pot etc.
    Is there any list of lexical fields?
    Thank you very much for your help

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpjp View Post
    Hi, can anybody tell me, whether it is possible to name a lexical field, when we know several members? For example this question:
    Name the lexical field to which following members belong: box, cup, dose, bowl, can, pot etc.
    Is there any list of lexical fields?
    Thank you very much for your help
    I know of no such list, though there may well be one in the documentation for the Java programming language (or any other object-oriented language for that matter). For example, all the ones you list (except dose) would be instances of the 'container' class (if you'll excuse the lapse into Javanese )

    A less technological approach would be to look them all up in a Thesaurus, hoping to find a common expression.

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    Last edited by BobK; 25-Sep-2006 at 17:37. Reason: missing 'one'

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