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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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Their symptoms are often poorly presented by patients and more often poorly objectified by physicians, from the perspective of semiology, compared with auditory pathologies.
Comparing with related specialties, 71.8% of the responders considered that medical semiology cannot replace internal medicine in medical teaching and 67.3% of the students considered that family medicine cannot replace internal medicine in ambulatory care.
During the two-day workshop, 14 narrators, academics and practitioners from England, Greece, the United States, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Russia and Cyprus will approach the subject through dramatic analysis, theatre semiology, philosophy and sociology as well as their personal involvement in the on-stage presentation of ancient drama.
"Grigore T Popa" University of Medicine and Pharmacy--Iasi, Faculty of Medicine Departament of Medical Specialties (I), Discipline of Medical Semiology, Department of Medical Specialties (II), Discipline of Cardiology 3--Departament of Morphofunctional Sciences I, Discipline of Anatomy, E-mail:
Objectives: To identify the impact of cancer-related fatigue on the psychological semiology (including hopelessness, stress, anxiety and depression) among cancer patients.
She holds PhD studies in semiology and linguistics and teaches at the Diderot University in Paris.
[12] in Nepal and another study from the same region [13] reported that 91% of children with NCC had seizures where 85% of seizure semiology was focal in nature.
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