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semantics (n.)

"the study of meaning in language; the science of the relationship between linguistic symbols and their meanings," 1893, from French sémantique (1883); see semantic (also see -ics). In this sense it replaced semasiology (1847), from German Semasiologie (1829), from Greek sēmasia "signification, meaning."

updated on April 24, 2022

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Definitions of semantics from WordNet

semantics (n.)
the study of language meaning;
semantics (n.)
the meaning of a word, phrase, sentence, or text;
a petty argument about semantics
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