Definition of 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
semioticianplay \-ə-ˈti-shən\ noun
semioticistplay \-ˈä-tə-sist\ noun
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We’re watching the semiotics come together in front of our eyes.
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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
SEMIOTICS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of semiotics for English Language Learners
: the study of signs and symbols and how they are used
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