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also se·mei·ol·o·gy  (sē′mē-ŏl′ə-jē, sĕm′ē-, sē′mī-)
a. The science that deals with signs or sign language.
b. The use of signs in signaling, as with a semaphore.
2. Symptomatology.

[Greek sēmeion, sign; see semiotic + -logy.]

se′mi·ol′o·gist n.


(ˌsɛmɪˈɒlədʒɪ; ˌsiːmɪ-) or


(Linguistics) another word for semiotics
[C17 (in the sense 'sign language'): from Greek sēmeion sign + -logy]
semiologic, ˌsemioˈlogical, ˌsemeioˈlogic, ˌsemeioˈlogical adj
ˌsemiˈologist, ˌsemeiˈologist n


(ˌsi miˈɒl ə dʒi, ˌsɛm i-, ˌsi maɪ-)

the study of signs and symbols; semiotics.
[1885–90; < Greek sēmeî(on) sign]
se`mi•o•log′ic (-əˈlɒdʒ ɪk) se`mi•o•log′i•cal, adj.
se`mi•ol′o•gist, n.

semeiology, semiology, semology

the study or science of signs; semantics. — semeiologist, semiologist, n. — semeiologic, semiologic, semeiological, semiological, adj.
See also: Linguistics


The study of signs, symbols, and signals.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.semiology - (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


[ˌsemɪˈɒlədʒɪ] Nsemiología f


[ˌsɛmɪˈɒlədʒɪ] nsemiologia
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