People learn language through exposure to a rich perceptual context. Language is grounded by mapping words, phrases, and sentences to meaning representations referring to the world.

Does "ground" mean "give (something abstract) a firm theoretical or practical basis"? Thanks!

  • definition here ground sense 16) "to found on a firm basis; establish"
    – user3169
    Commented May 4, 2014 at 22:23

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Yes, you understand it perfectly.

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