semiosis, semeiosis
The mental or symbolic process in which something ( e.g., word, symbol, nonverbal cue) functions as a sign for the organism. [G. semeiosis, fr. semeion, sign]

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  • semiosis — noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek sēmeiōsis observation of signs, from sēmeioun to observe signs, from sēmeion Date: circa 1907 a process in which something functions as a sign to an organism …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • semiosis — [ˌsɛmɪ əʊsɪs] noun Linguistics the process of signification in language or literature. Origin early 20th cent.: from Gk sēmeiosis (inference from) a sign …   English new terms dictionary

  • Charles Sanders Peirce bibliography — C. S. Peirce articles  General:    Charles Sanders Peirce Charles Sanders Peirce bibliography Philosophical:    Categories (Peirce) Semiotic elements and   classes of signs (Peirce) Pragmatic maxim • Pragmaticism… …   Wikipedia

  • Semiotics — Semiotics, semiotic studies, or semiology is the study of sign processes (semiosis), or signification and communication, signs and symbols, both individually and grouped into sign systems. It includes the study of how meaning is constructed and… …   Wikipedia

  • Semiotic elements and classes of signs — C. S. Peirce articles  General:    Charles Sanders Peirce Charles Sanders Peirce bibliography Philosophical:    Categories (Peirce) Semiotic elements and   classes of signs (Peirce) Pragmatic maxim • Pragmaticism… …   Wikipedia

  • Interpretant — An interpretant, in semiotics, is the effect of a sign on someone who reads or comprehends it. The concept of interpretant is part of Charles Sanders Peirce s triadic theory of the sign. For Peirce, the interpretant is an element that allows… …   Wikipedia

  • semiosi — se·miò·si s.f.inv. TS ling. la relazione biunivoca fra forma dell espressione e forma del contenuto che produce il segno linguistico | atto di produzione segnica, attività significativa {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1965. ETIMO: dal gr. sēmeíōsis… …   Dizionario italiano

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