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The standard interpretation of a term in some language yields
the term's standard denotational semantics, i.e. its "meaning".
This is usually given by a semantic function which maps a term
in the abstract syntax to a point in some domain. The domain
is the interpretation of the term's type. The semantic
function also takes an environment - a function which maps the
free variables of the term to their meaning. We say that a
domain point "denotes", or "is the denotation of", a term. A
non-standard semantics results from some other interpretation,
e.g. an abstract interpretation.
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