semantic

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adjective se·man·tic \si-ˈman-tik\
variants: or less commonly

semantical

play \-ti-kəl\

Definition of semantic

  1. 1 :  of or relating to meaning in language

  2. 2 :  of or relating to semantics

semantically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of semantic in a Sentence

  1. the process of semantic development

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Origin and Etymology of semantic

Greek sēmantikos significant, from sēmainein to signify, mean, from sēma sign, token

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SEMANTIC Defined for English Language Learners

semantic

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adjective

Definition of semantic for English Language Learners

  • : of or relating to the meanings of words and phrases

  • : of or relating to semantics



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