semiosis


se·mi·o·sis

noun \ˌsē-mē-ˈō-səs, ˌse-mē-, ˌsē-ˌmī-\

Definition of SEMIOSIS

:  a process in which something functions as a sign to an organism

Origin of SEMIOSIS

New Latin, from Greek sēmeiōsis observation of signs, from sēmeioun to observe signs, from sēmeion
First Known Use: circa 1907

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