Suppose we have a phrase:
(next zero). If we rename
after, we will have
(after zero). The meaning of the phrase is the same - we just renamed a word. Let's translate it into French:
(après zéro). The meaning still the same - but notice that the words are meaningless to a non-French speaker. We can replace words with characters:
(x y). We can replace characters with numbers:
(1 0). The meaning is still the same, so we can conclude:
- The words don't define the meaning of a mathematical phrase.
- The positions of the words define the meaning of a mathematical phrase.