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In cognitive linguistics, metaphor is defined as understanding one conceptual domain in terms of another conceptual domain; for example, using one person's life experience to understand a different person's experience. A conceptual domain can be any coherent organization of experience.

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"Conceptual metaphor. Initial definition retrieved from Psychology Wiki: http://psychology.wikia.com/wiki/Conceptual_metaphor"
NPicchetti (about six years ago)

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Definition contributed by NPicchetti about six years ago:In cognitive linguistics, metaphor is defined as understanding one conceptual domain in terms of another conceptual domain; for example, using one person's life experience to understand a different person's experience. A conceptual domain can be any coherent organization of experience. Conceptual metaphor. Retrieved on March 29, 2011 from Psychology Wiki: http://psychology.wikia.com/wiki/Conceptual_metaphor

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