a technique for measuring the connotative meaning of concepts by having an individual rate each concept on a series of graduated scales, each scale defined by a pair of polar adjectives, as good–bad or strong–weak.
noun, Linguistics. 1. an area of human experience or perception, as color, that is delimited and subcategorized by a set of interrelated vocabulary items in a language.
- Semantic gap
The difference between the complex operations performed by high-level language constructs and the simple ones provided by computer instruction sets. It was in an attempt to try to close this gap that computer architects designed increasingly complex instruction set computers. (1994-10-10)
noun, (used with a singular verb) 1. Linguistics. the study of meaning. the study of linguistic development by classifying and examining changes in meaning and form. 2. Also called significs. the branch of semiotics dealing with the relations between signs and what they denote. 3. the meaning, or an interpretation of the meaning, of a […]
- Semantic memory
noun 1. the recollection of facts and concepts Compare episodic memory