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    Terms for using the non-dictionary meaning of words

    I am looking for terms for using words other than their dictionary meaning (not slang) for the following concepts:
    1) redefining the word altogether
    2) having additional stipulations (stated or unstated)
    3) having a custom definition that differs from the standard understanding or connotations for the word
    4) the deliberate use of a word in a way that is different from standard or dictionary use in order to deceive others as to what one really means


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    Re: Terms for using the non-dictionary meaning of words

    Can you give an example of what you mean?

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