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 (sĭ-măn′tĭk) also se·man·ti·cal (-tĭ-kəl)
1. Of or relating to meaning, especially meaning in language.
2. Of, relating to, or according to the science of semantics.

[French sémantique, from Greek sēmantikos, significant, from sēmantos, marked, from sēmainein, sēman-, to signify, from sēma, sign.]

se·man′ti·cal·ly adv.
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Adv.1.semantically - with regard to meaning; "semantically empty messages"


[sɪˈmæntɪkəlɪ] ADVsemánticamente


[sɪˈmæntɪklɪ] advsemanticamente
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