[si-man-tik] /sɪˈmæn tɪk/
of, relating to, or arising from the different meanings of words or other symbols:
semantic change; semantic confusion.
of or relating to .
of or relating to meaning or arising from distinctions between the meanings of different words or symbols
of or relating to semantics
(logic) concerned with the interpretation of a formal theory, as when truth tables are given as an account of the sentential connectives
1894, from French sémantique, applied by Michel Bréal (1883) to the psychology of language, from Greek semantikos “significant,” from semainein “to show by sign, signify, point out, indicate by a sign,” from sema “sign, mark, token; omen, portent; constellation; grave” (Doric sama), from PIE root *dheie- “to see, look” (cf. Sanskrit dhyati “he meditates”).
[sen-sey-shuh-nl-iz-uh m] /sɛnˈseɪ ʃə nlˌɪz əm/ noun 1. subject matter, language, or style producing or designed to produce startling or thrilling impressions or to excite and please vulgar taste. 2. the use of or interest in this subject matter, language, or style: The cheap tabloids relied on sensationalism to increase their circulation. 3. Philosophy. 4. […]
[non-sens, -suh ns] /ˈnɒn sɛns, -səns/ noun 1. words or language having little or no or meaning. 2. conduct, action, etc., that is senseless, foolish, or absurd: to have tolerated enough nonsense. 3. impudent, insubordinate, or otherwise objectionable behavior: He doesn’t have to take that nonsense from you. 4. something absurd or fatuous: the utter […]
- Nonsense correlation
noun 1. (statistics) a correlation supported by data but having no basis in reality, as between incidence of the common cold and ownership of televisions
noun, Psychology. 1. any of numerous letter combinations without meaning, used in learning experiments. noun 1. (psychol) a syllable, like bik, having no meaning. Lists of such syllables have been used to investigate memory and learning