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1. the branch of medicine dealing with symptoms.
2. the combined symptoms of a disease.
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(sē′mē-ŏl′ə-jē, sĕm′ē-, sē′mī-)

se′mi·ol′o·gist n.
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(sē″mē-ol′ŏ-jē, sem″ē-) [Gr. sēmeion, sign + -logy]
1. Semiotics.
2. Symptomatology (2).
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The tendency of feminist film criticism to denaturalize the body, offering in its place semiological explanations of biological truths, is undoubtedly a response to scientific efforts to establish essential differences between men and women, especially regarding things like personality and intelligence.
The text analysis is conducted primarily via thematic groupings, and does not utilize software or a more structured semiological analysis.
Wedemeyer concludes his study stressing that the rhetorical patters inherent in Tantric Buddhist scriptures and rituals possess a semiological structure that explains their transgressive nature.
Fragments Homogeneous sub-areas, relatively independent from the urban plan, with some type of morphological, functional and semiological consolidation, and strong configuration and identity.
But myth is a peculiar system, in that it is constructed from a semiological chain which existed before it: it is a second-order semiological system.
Second, it is important for its semiological expression to be related to the Postmodernism, which allowed the society to give a new meaning to the town itself, and on the other hand, communicated cultural values and ideas contradicting the dominant socialist ideology.
Walton still has his flair for explaining and illustrating even the most complex concepts with excellent clarity, and he is best when he creates his own examples for practice (for example, the sections "Food for thought" (32-35), an allusion to Levi-Strauss' The Raw and the Cooked, exploring the semiological shift from linguistics to anthropology and culture in structuralism), while his revision of other authors' research, necessary in order to familiarize the readers with them, is always neat and useful.
Mforbe Pepetual Chiangong has attempted a detailed study of the text, but her analysis is limited to a semiological interpretation of various theatrical elements--masks, costume and lighting--that Butake employs to create a world of fantasy (Chiangong 2011).
Pena, Manuel, American Mythologies: Semiological Sketches.
Semiological reading of the texts is appropriate for this study because it "examine(s) the way meaning is constructed through a process of signification or connotation" (Hesse-Biber & Leavy, 2006, p.
Pasolini's semiological essays, "The Cinema of Poetry" (1965) and "The Written Language of Reality" (1966) indicate that recreating an ancient text in a particular cinematic style should allow viewers to enter into discourse with the experience of another, more archaic era-perhaps even to re-experience what once might have been seen as an encounter with the sacred.
Barthes argued that a myth is a peculiar, second-order semiological system constructed from a preexisting semiological chain.