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Definitions for semiotics
ˌsi miˈɒt ɪks, ˌsɛm i-, ˌsi maɪ-semi·otics

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. semiotics, semiology(noun)

    (philosophy) a philosophical theory of the functions of signs and symbols


  1. Semiotics(n.)

    The study of signs as an element of communication; the analysis of systems of communication; -- also called semiology.


  1. semiotics(Noun)

    The study of signs and symbols, especially as means of language or communication.

    Etymology: Coined by John Locke from σημειωτικός, from σημειοῦν, from σημεῖον, from σῆμα.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Semiotics(noun)


  2. Semiotics(noun)

    same as Semeiotics


  1. Semiotics

    Semiotics, also called semiotic studies and including semiology, is the study of signs and sign processes, indication, designation, likeness, analogy, metaphor, symbolism, signification, and communication. Semiotics is closely related to the field of linguistics, which, for its part, studies the structure and meaning of language more specifically. However, as different from linguistics, semiotics studies also non-linguistic sign systems. Semiotics is often divided into three branches: ⁕Semantics: Relation between signs and the things to which they refer; their denotata, or meaning ⁕Syntactics: Relations among signs in formal structures ⁕Pragmatics: Relation between signs and sign-using agents Semiotics is frequently seen as having important anthropological dimensions; for example, Umberto Eco proposes that every cultural phenomenon can be studied as communication. However, some semioticians focus on the logical dimensions of the science. They examine areas belonging also to the natural sciences – such as how organisms make predictions about, and adapt to, their semiotic niche in the world. In general, semiotic theories take signs or sign systems as their object of study: the communication of information in living organisms is covered in biosemiotics.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of semiotics in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of semiotics in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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