se·​mat·​ic | \ sə̇ˈmatik \

Definition of sematic

: serving as a warning of danger used of conspicuous colors of a poisonous or noxious animal

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First Known Use of sematic

1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sematic

Greek sēmat-, sēma sign + English -ic

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The first known use of sematic was in 1890

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“Sematic.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 6 December 2019.

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very cautious or careful

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