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|Subject:||Categorical Difference Between 'street', 'boulevard' and 'avenue'|
Apparently ''street'', ''avenue'', ''boulevard'' and other designations
of the ''road'' commonly used to specify a street address, are not
synonyms. They emerge in one specific content and literally
separate their child objects rather than simply substitute each
other. Thus they aren't synonyms, but what are they?
Such ''split categories'' are present in different languages and seem
to be very natural and common. An ''officer'', an ''engineer'', a
''manager'', a ''worker'' and so forth categories under particular
circumstances could separate working (even in one company) people
not by ''rank'', but by some often pretty blurred definition of their
place of work and/or duties. What are such things?
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