but “speaking the same language” is critical in negotiating meaning.

 Also sometimes there are other factors under consideration when definitions are produced. Some definitions come from usage. Some come from fine-tuning based upon the particular needs of a subculture.

In one subculture, a glossary will have a precise set of definitions that work within their subculture.

Another subculture may operate from a different glossary that utilizes the same words but utilizes other meanings that may differ.

It’s not that either side is more right or wrong, but “speaking the same language” is critical in negotiating meaning.

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