semantics


se·man·tics

noun pl but singular or pl in constr \si-ˈmant-iks\

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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