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semiology

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noun se·mi·ol·o·gy \ˌsē-mē-ˈä-lə-jē, ˌse-mē-, ˌsē-ˌmī-\

Definition of semiology

  1. :  the study of signs; especially :  semiotics

semiological

play \(ˌ)sē-ˌmī-ə-ˈlä-ji-kəl, ˌse-mē-ə-\ adjective

semiologically

play \-ə-ˈlä-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

semiologist

play \-ˈä-lə-jist\ noun


Origin and Etymology of semiology

Greek sēmeion sign


First Known Use: circa 1890


Medical Dictionary

semiology

noun se·mi·ol·o·gy

Medical Definition of semiology

plural

semiologies

  1. :  the study of signs: asa:  symptomatology 2b:  semiotic



Variants of semiology

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semeiology

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