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semantic

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adjective se·man·tic \si-ˈman-tik\

Simple Definition of semantic

  • : of or relating to the meanings of words and phrases

  • : of or relating to semantics

Full Definition of semantic

  1. 1 :  of or relating to meaning in language

  2. 2 :  of or relating to semantics

se·man·ti·cal·ly play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of semantic

  1. the process of semantic development



Variants of semantic

also se·man·ti·cal play \-ti-kəl\

Origin of semantic

Greek sēmantikos significant, from sēmainein to signify, mean, from sēma sign, token


First Known Use: 1894

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