What does semantic mean?

Definitions for semantic
sɪˈmæn tɪkse·man·tic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. semanticadjective

    of or relating to meaning or the study of meaning

    "semantic analysis"


  1. semanticadjective

    Of or relating to semantics or the meanings of words.

  2. semanticadjective

    Reflecting intended structure and meaning.

  3. semanticadjective

    Petty or trivial; quibbling, niggling.


  1. semantic

    Semantic refers to the study or science of meaning in language. It involves the interpretation and understanding of words, signs, symbols, and phrases within a particular context. In computer science, "semantic" relates to the intended meaning or purpose of a code rather than its literal structure.

Editors Contribution

  1. semantic

    Relating to semantics.

    Semantic memory is the ability to remember the accurate and specific data, information, facts, research and statistics.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 9, 2020  

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  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'semantic' in Adjectives Frequency: #849

Anagrams for semantic »

  1. amnestic

  2. nematics

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of semantic in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of semantic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of semantic in a Sentence

  1. Shinji Nishimoto:

    We would like to understand how the brain works under naturalistic conditions, toward such a goal, we are planning to investigate how various forms of information — vision, semantics, languages, impressions, etcetera — are encoded in the brain by modeling the relationship between our experiences and brain activity. We also aim to investigate how multimodal information is related to achieve semantic activities in the brain. In particular, we will work on generating descriptions about what a person thinks.

  2. Jeremy Farrar:

    In the end if you move from a binary to a three or four stage process, you'll always have these semantic arguments, and is there really a difference between a global epidemic and a pandemic? And does it make a difference to what we do?

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    A eloquent
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