referentless

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

referent +‎ -less

Adjective[edit]

referentless ‎(not comparable)

  1. Without a referent.
    • 1957, Burnham Putnam Beckwith, Religion, philosophy, and science: an introduction to logical positivism
      In our criticism of referentless scientific nouns, like force and utility, we have gone far beyond the orthodox logical positivist position.