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1. semantics

the study of language meaning

2. semantics

the meaning of a word, phrase, sentence, or text

Example Sentences:
'a petty argument about semantics'

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noun (functioning as singular)
the branch of linguistics that deals with the study of meaning, changes in meaning, and the principles that govern the relationship between sentences or words and their meanings
the study of the relationships between signs and symbols and what they represent
3. logic
the study of interpretations of a formal theory
the study of the relationship between the structure of a theory and its subject matter
(of a formal theory) the principles that determine the truth or falsehood of sentences within the theory, and the references of its terms

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the branch of linguistics concerned with the nature, the structure, and the development and changes of the meanings of speech forms, or with contextual meaning
the branch of semiotics dealing with relationships of signs and symbols to the things to which they refer, or with referential meaning
the relationships between signs and symbols and the concepts, feelings, etc. associated with them in the minds of their interpreters; notional meaning
4.  Loosely
deliberate distortion or twisting of meaning, as in some types of advertising, propaganda, etc.

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n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
1. Linguistics
a. The study or science of meaning in language.
b. The competence of a speaker with regard to the interpretation of the meaning of linguistic structures.
c. The study of relationships between signs and symbols and what they represent. Also called semasiology.
2. The meaning or the interpretation of a word, sentence, or other language form: We're basically agreed; let's not quibble over semantics.

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