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se·mi·ot·ics

also se·mei·ot·ics  (sē′mē-ŏt′ĭks, sĕm′ē-, sē′mī-)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The theory and study of signs and symbols, especially as elements of language or other systems of communication, and comprising semantics, syntactics, and pragmatics.

se′mi·o·ti′cian (-ə-tĭsh′ən) n.

semiotics

(ˌsɛmɪˈɒtɪks; ˌsiːmɪ-) or

semeiotics

n (functioning as singular)
1. (Linguistics) the study of signs and symbols, esp the relations between written or spoken signs and their referents in the physical world or the world of ideas. See also semantics, syntactics, pragmatics
2. (Medicine) the scientific study of the symptoms of disease; symptomatology
Also: semiology or semeiology

se•mi•ot•ics

(ˌsi miˈɒt ɪks, ˌsɛm i-, ˌsi maɪ-)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
1. the study of signs and symbols as elements of communicative behavior; the analysis of systems of communication, as language, gestures, or clothing.
2. a general theory of signs and symbolism, usu. divided into the branches of pragmatics, semantics, and syntactics.
[1875–80]
se`mi•o•ti′cian (-əˈtɪʃ ən) n.

semiotics

- The study of signs and symbols and their use or interpretation.
See also related terms for interpretation.

semiotics

a theory of symbology that embraces pragmatics and linguistics. — semiotic, adj.
See also: Knowledge
the study of the relationship between symbology and language. — semiotician, semioticist, n.
See also: Linguistics

semiotics

The study of signs and/or symbols; sometimes known as semiology.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.semiotics - (philosophy) a philosophical theory of the functions of signs and symbols
philosophy - the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics
philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory - a doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy
Translations
sémiotika
semiotika
semiotik

semiotics

[ˌsemɪˈɒtɪks] NSINGsemiótica f

semiotics

[ˌsɛmiˈɒtɪks] nsémiotique fsemi-precious semiprecious [ˌsɛmiˈprɛʃəs] adj [stone] → semi-précieux/euse

semiotics

n singSemiotik f

semiotics

semeiotics [ˌsɛmɪˈɒtɪks] nsg (Ling) → semiotica (Med) → semeiotica

se·mi·ot·ics

, semeiotics
n. semiótica, rama de la medicina que trata de las señales y síntomas de una enfermedad.
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