semiotics

noun se·mi·ot·ics \ ˌsē-mē-ˈä-tiks , ˌse-mē- , ˌsē-ˌmī- \
variants: or semiotic play \ˌsē-mē-ˈä-tik, ˌse-mē-, ˌsē-ˌmī-\

Definition of semiotics

plural semiotics
: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 \ˌsē-mē-ə-ˈti-shən, ˌse-mē-, ˌsē-ˌmī-\ noun

semioticist

play \ˌsē-mē-ˈä-tə-sist, ˌse-mē-, ˌsē-ˌmī-\ noun

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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

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SEMIOTICS Defined for English Language Learners

semiotics

noun

Definition of semiotics for English Language Learners

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


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