Semantic definition

-tĭ-kəl
Of or relating to meaning, especially meaning in language.
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Semantics is defined as the study of the meaning of language.

When you analyze the logic and meaning behind a poem, this is an example of when you study the semantics.

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Of or according to semantics as a branch of linguistics or of semiotics.
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Of or pertaining to meaning, esp. meaning in language.
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Semantic is defined as the meaning or interpretation of a word or sentence.

An example of semantics is how a sentence is interpreted in a multi-page document; the semantic meaning of the sentence.

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Of, relating to, or according to the science of semantics.
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Origin of semantic

  • French sémantique from Greek sēmantikos significant from sēmantos marked from sēmainein sēman- to signify from sēma sign

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition