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per•lo•cu•tion•ar•y



Pronunciation: (pûr"lu-kyOO'shu-ner"ē), [key]
adj. Philos., Ling.
(of a speech act) producing an effect upon the listener, as in persuading, frightening, amusing, or causing the listener to act. Cf. illocutionary, locutionary.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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