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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]

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.
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