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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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Analogies of Inequality fail this because semantically they are really univocal terms.
Artemis: Deploying Semantically Enriched Web Services in the Healthcare Domain, Information Systems Journal, Volume 31, Issues 4-5, (June-July 2006), pp 321-339
Advanced use of semantically annotated data can only be accomplished by using ontologies represented as a RDFS or OWL documents.
Henderson goes on to say that, since the overwhelming majority of compounds are semantically unpredictable, it would be logical to claim that they possess their separate entries in the mental lexicon.
The word rato is orthographically but not morphologically or semantically related to the word rata.
Brio has been fighting a claim first made by Business Objects in January 1997 that it had infringed the patent "Relational Database Access System Using Semantically Dynamic Objects" across most of its product line, including the BrioQuery Navigator, Explorer and Designer tools.
Scientifically and semantically, Pluto can't be a major planet and a minor planet at the same time.
The two words are related phonologically and semantically.
A is defined semantically as 'that role which is most likely to be relevant to the success of the activity.
Judge Henderson's decision is legally, semantically, morally and ethically indefensible.
The derived rules are in a symbolic description, semantically and structurally similar to those a human expert might produce after observing the same examples.
Having now carefully examined some 5,000 words, phrases, or expressions that reportedly oppress, exclude, or offend, as well as 15,000 alternatives, I've never felt more semantically challenged.

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