Simple Definition of semiotics
: the study of signs and symbols and how they are used
Full Definition of semiotics
: a general philosophical theory of signs and symbols that deals especially with their function in both artificially constructed and natural languages and comprises syntactics, semantics, and pragmatics
Variants of semiotics
Origin of semiotics
Greek sēmeiōtikos observant of signs, from sēmeiousthai to interpret signs, from sēmeion sign, from sēma sign
First Known Use: 1880
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Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "semiotics"
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