Since it's read in FAQ that this QA is about logical reasoning, I'd like to hear your opinion how the following question fits this QA.
In a nutshell, the question is:
What is the difference between variants of understanding of a term and variants of its manifestation in reality?
Consider a term Political Correctness. Suppose that there is only one meaning for this term: not to do something that can offend someone. So there seems to be only one understanding of this term.
Suppose now that Dalai Lama takes part in some cooking show where he is in jury. When asked to evaluate skills of cooks he denies doing this saying that his beliefs didn't allow to do this. By doing this he avoids offending cooks.
On the other hand, an average non-buddhist Australian would consider evaluation of cooks' skills as normal thing. These can be called as buddhist and australian variants of the term's manifestation.
Is this a variant of understanding of the term of or variant of its manifestation in reality or both? In general, what is the difference between (a) variants of understanding of a term and (b) variants of its manifestation in reality?