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semantics

 [sĕ-man´tiks]
study of the meanings of words and the rules of their use; study of the relation between language and significance.

se·man·tics

(sĕ-man'tiks), A branch of semiotics:
1. The study of the significance and development of the meaning of words.
2. The study concerned with the relations between signs and their referents; the relations between the signs of a system; and human behavioral reaction to signs, including unconscious attitudes, influences of social institutions, and epistemologic and linguistic assumptions.
[G. sēmainō, to show]

semantics

[siman′tiks]
Etymology: Gk, semantikos, significant
the study of language with special concern for the meanings of words or other symbols.

se·man·tics

(sĕ-man'tiks)
1. Study of the significance and development of the meaning of words.
2. The study concerned with the relations between signs and their referents.
[G. sēmainō, to show]

semantics

The study of meaning, of the effectiveness with which thought is translated into language, and of the relationship between words and symbols and meaning.

semantics (siman´tiks),

n the study of language with special concern for the meanings of words and other symbols.
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Syntax errors are fixed on entry and semantic errors are identified before delivery to provide a solid foundation for the generation of APIs and sequence code.
When the student learned how difficult it was to achieve effective communication and saw how frequently adults make semantic errors, he realized that conflict between himself and persons in authority might be due to misevaluations in thinking and speaking.
Aristotelian logic is mainly confined to the analysis of short statements and not to extended locutions, and it is subject to the semantic errors of the Aristotelian language.

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