Semiotics



noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the study of signs and symbols as elements of communicative behavior; the analysis of systems of communication, as language, gestures, or clothing.
2.
a general theory of signs and symbolism, usually divided into the branches of pragmatics, semantics, and syntactics.
adjective, Also, semiotical
1.
of or relating to signs.
2.
of or relating to semiotics.
3.
Medicine/Medical. of or relating to symptoms; symptomatic.
noun
4.
semiotics.
noun (functioning as sing)
1.
the study of signs and symbols, esp the relations between written or spoken signs and their referents in the physical world or the world of ideas See also semantics, syntactics, pragmatics
2.
the scientific study of the symptoms of disease; symptomatology
adjective
1.
relating to signs and symbols, esp spoken or written signs
2.
relating to semiotics
3.
of, relating to, or resembling the symptoms of disease; symptomatic

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