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semantics

noun pl but singular or pl in constr se·man·tics \si-ˈmant-iks\

Medical Definition of SEMANTICS

:  the study of meanings: a :  the historical and psychological study and the classification of changes in the signification of words or forms viewed as factors in linguistic development b (1) :  semiotic (2) :  a branch of semiotic dealing with the relations between signs and what they refer to and including theories of denotation, extension, naming, and truth

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