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 Dictionary entry overview: What does semantics mean? 

  The noun SEMANTICS has 1 sense:

1. the study of language meaning

  Familiarity information: SEMANTICS used as a noun is very rare.

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Sense 1semantics [BACK TO TOP]


The study of language meaning

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("semantics" is a kind of...):

linguistics (the scientific study of language)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "semantics"):

deixis (the function of pointing or specifying from the perspective of a participant in an act of speech or writing; aspects of a communication whose interpretation depends on knowledge of the context in which the communication occurs)

formal semantics (the branch of semantics that studies the logical aspects of meaning)

lexical semantics (the branch of semantics that studies the meanings and relations of words)

cognitive semantics; conceptual semantics; semasiology (the branch of semantics that studies the cognitive aspects of meaning)

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"The vine says to the vintager: "Make me poor, and I will make you rich."" (Corsican proverb)

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