semiotics[sē′mē ät′iks, sem′ē-]
semiotics definition by Webster's New World
Philos. a general theory of signs and symbols; esp., the analysis of the nature and relationships of signs in language, usually including three branches, syntactics, semantics, and pragmatics
Origin: Classical Greek sēmeiōtikos ; from sēmeion, sign, akin to sēma: see semantic
semiotics definition by American Heritage Dictionary
also se·mei·ot·icsnoun (used with a sing. verb)
The theory and study of signs and symbols, especially as elements of language or other systems of communication, and comprising semantics, syntactics, and pragmatics.
- seˌmi·o·tiˈcian noun