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 (sĭ-mā′sē-ŏl′ə-jē, -zē-)

[Greek sēmasiā, meaning (from sēmainein, to signify; see semantic) + -logy.]

se·ma′si·o·log′i·cal (-ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
se·ma′si·ol′o·gist n.


(Linguistics) another name for semantics
[C19: from Greek sēmasia meaning, from sēmainein to signify + -logy]
semasiological adj
seˌmasioˈlogically adv
seˌmasiˈologist n


(sɪˌmeɪ siˈɒl ə dʒi, -zi-)

semantics, esp. the study of semantic change.
[1875–80; < Greek sēmasí(a) signal, mark, meaning (derivative of sēmaínein; see semantic) + -o- + -logy]
se•ma`si•o•log′i•cal (-əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
se•ma`si•ol′o•gist, n.

semasiology, sematology

See also: Linguistics
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Noun1.semasiology - the branch of semantics that studies the cognitive aspects of meaning
semantics - the study of language meaning
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