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general semantics

general semantics

noun plural but singular or plural in construction

Definition of GENERAL SEMANTICS

:  a doctrine and educational discipline intended to improve habits of response of human beings to their environment and one another especially by training in the more critical use of words and other symbols

First Known Use of GENERAL SEMANTICS

1933

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