A mediated reference theory is any semantic theory that posits that
words refer to something in the external world, but insists that there
is more to the meaning of a name than simply the object to which it
refers. It thus stands opposed to the theory of direct reference.
Sense and reference Descriptivist theory of names Direct reference theory
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