semiotics

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noun se·mi·ot·ics \-ˈä-tiks\

Definition of semiotics

plural

semiotics

  1. :  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

semiotic

adjective

semiotician

play \-ə-ˈti-shən\ noun

semioticist

play \-ˈä-tə-sist\ noun

Variants of semiotics

or

semiotic

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Origin and Etymology 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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SEMIOTICS Defined for English Language Learners

semiotics

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noun se·mi·ot·ics \-ˈä-tiks\

Definition of semiotics for English Language Learners

  • : the study of signs and symbols and how they are used


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