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semiosis

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noun se·mi·o·sis \ˌsē-mē-ˈō-səs, ˌse-mē-, ˌsē-ˌmī-\

Definition of semiosis

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



Origin and Etymology 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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