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Why do people disagree with dictionary definitions?

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Aren't they final on a matter?
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Dictionaries are typically aimed at the layperson - I've yet to see a serious academic rely on them aside from an introduction to a word.

If you want a serious discussion, the dictionary definitions need to be looked at, how they arrived at them, how valid are they etc so a more nuanced and deeper understanding develops.

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