noun, (used with a singular verb)
the study of signs and symbols as elements of communicative behavior; the analysis of systems of communication, as language, gestures, or clothing.
a general theory of signs and symbolism, usually divided into the branches of pragmatics, semantics, and syntactics.
adjective, Also, semiotical
of or relating to signs.
of or relating to semiotics.
Medicine/Medical. of or relating to symptoms; symptomatic.
noun (functioning as sing)
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
the scientific study of the symptoms of disease; symptomatology
relating to signs and symbols, esp spoken or written signs
relating to semiotics
of, relating to, or resembling the symptoms of disease; symptomatic
[sem-ee-oh-vip-er-uh s, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm i oʊˈvɪp ər əs, ˌsɛm aɪ-/ adjective 1. bearing young in an incomplete state of development, as a marsupial.
[sem-i-puh-lah-tinsk; Russian syi-myi-puh-lah-tyinsk] /ˌsɛm ɪ pəˈlɑ tɪnsk; Russian syɪ myɪ pʌˈlɑ tyɪnsk/ noun 1. a city in NE Kazakhstan, on the Irtysh River. Semipalatinsk /Russian sɪmipaˈlatinsk/ noun 1. a city in NE Kazakhstan on the Irtysh River; an important communications centre. Pop: 282 000 (2005 est)
adjective 1. partially or imperfectly palmate, as a bird’s foot; half-webbed. adjective 1. (of the feet of some birds) having the front three toes partly webbed
noun 1. a New World plover, Charadrius semipalmatus, having a black ring around the chest and semipalmate feet, inhabiting beaches and salt marshes.