semiotic

noun

se·​mi·​ot·​ic -ˈät-ik How to pronounce semiotic (audio)
variants or 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

Dictionary Entries Near semiotic

Cite this Entry

“Semiotic.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/semiotic. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

More from Merriam-Webster on semiotic

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!