semiotics, semeiotics
1. The general philosophic theory of signs and symbols in communication, having three branches: syntactics, semantics, and pragmatics. 2. Obsolete term for symptomatology. [see semiotic]

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  • 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

  • Semeiotics — Se mei*ot ics (s[=e] m[ i]*[o^]t [i^]ks), or Semiotics Se mi*ot ics, n. 1. The study of signs as an element of communication; the analysis of systems of communication; also called {semiology}. [PJC] 2. a theory of signs and symbols, including as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Semiotics — Semeiotics Se mei*ot ics (s[=e] m[ i]*[o^]t [i^]ks), or Semiotics Se mi*ot ics, n. 1. The study of signs as an element of communication; the analysis of systems of communication; also called {semiology}. [PJC] 2. a theory of signs and symbols,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Semiotics — Se mi*ot ics, n. Same as {Semeiotics}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • semeiotics — var. of SEMIOTICS. * * * d.iks, d.ēks noun plural but singular or plural in construction : symptomatology * * * /see mee ot iks, sem ee , see muy /, n. (used with a sing. v.) semiotics …   Useful english dictionary

  • semeiotics — /see mee ot iks, sem ee , see muy /, n. (used with a sing. v.) semiotics. * * * …   Universalium

  • semeiotics — n. study of signs and symbols (also semiotics) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • semeiotics — se•mei•ot•ics [[t]ˌsi miˈɒt ɪks, ˌsɛm i , ˌsi maɪ [/t]] n. ling. semiotics …   From formal English to slang

  • semeiotics — /sɛmiˈɒtɪks/ (say semee otiks), / meɪ / (say may ) noun → semiotics …   Australian English dictionary

  • semiotics — n. (also semeiotics) 1 the study of signs and symbols in various fields, esp. language. 2 Med. symptomatology. Derivatives: semiotic adj. semiotical adj. semiotically adv. semiotician n. Etymology: Gk semeiotikos of signs (as SEMIOLOGY) …   Useful english dictionary

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