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 (sē′mē-ŏt′ĭk, sĕm′ē-, sē′mī-) also se·mi·ot·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) or se·mei·ot·ic (sē′mē-, sĕm′ē-, sē′mī-) also se·mei·ot·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
1. Of or relating to semiotics.
2. Relating to symptomatology.

[Greek sēmeiōtikos, observant of signs, significant, from sēmeiōsis, indication, from sēmeioun, to signal, to interpret as a sign, from sēmeion, sign, from sēma.]

se′mi·ot′i·cal·ly adv.
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(ˌsɛmɪˈɒtɪk; ˌsiːmɪ-) or


1. (Linguistics) relating to signs and symbols, esp spoken or written signs
2. (Linguistics) relating to semiotics
3. (Medicine) of, relating to, or resembling the symptoms of disease; symptomatic
[C17: from Greek sēmeiōtikos taking note of signs, from sēmeion a sign]
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(ˌsi miˈɒt ɪk, ˌsɛm i, ˌsi maɪ-)

adj. Also, se`mi•ot′i•cal.
1. of or pertaining to signs.
2. of or pertaining to semiotics.
3. of or pertaining to symptoms of disease; symptomatic.
4. semiotics.
[1615–20; (definition 3) < Greek sēmeiōtikós significant =sēmeiō-, variant s. of sēmeioûn to interpret as a sign (derivative of Greek sēmeîon sign) + -tikos -tic]
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semiotics, semiotic

the study of the relationship between symbology and language. — semiotician, semioticist, n.
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Adj.1.semiotic - of or relating to semiotics; "semiotic analysis"
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[ˌsemɪˈɒtɪk] ADJsemiótico
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, semeiotic
n. semiótico-a, rel. a los síntomas o señales de una enfermedad.
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