Semantics meaning

sĭ-măn'tĭks
The meaning or the interpretation of a word, sentence, or other language form.

We're basically agreed; let's not quibble over semantics.

noun
1
0
The competence of a speaker with regard to the interpretation of the meaning of linguistic structures.
noun
1
0
The study or science of meaning in language.
noun
0
0
The study of relationships between signs and symbols and what they represent.
noun
0
0
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.
noun
0
0
Advertisement
The relationships between signs and symbols and the concepts, feelings, etc. associated with them in the minds of their interpreters; notional meaning.
noun
0
0
The meanings of words, specif. in terms of their connotations, subtle distinctions, etc.
noun
0
0
The branch of semiotics dealing with relationships of signs and symbols to the things to which they refer, or with referential meaning.
noun
0
0
The study of the meaning of words. A semantic vocabulary is a formal description of the data used in a specific domain such as advertising, physics, real estate, telecom, etc. Contrast with syntax, which governs the structure of a language and the rules pertaining to the actual data. For example, a semantic tag for temperature may be Fahrenheit, but the syntactic values for Fahrenheit may be numeric -60 to +120. The statement a = b may be syntactically correct, but if there is no "a" or no "b" defined elsewhere, the code is semantically invalid. See Semantic Web, semantic error and Systemantics.A Note from the AuthorObviously, a dictionary of terminology is all about semantics, and researching countless articles to be able to define an IT topic is an exploration in semantics. In this field, people love to use different words for the same subject (for extreme examples, look up USB drives and digital media hub names). But even in the field of semantic data (Semantic Web, linked data, ontological vocabularies, etc.), the terminology is just as bad, if not worse. This is one area where people might think about uniform semantics while they're writing about it. It has been a bit of a "semantic nightmare" researching articles about the Semantic Web.
0
0
Advertisement
(linguistics) A branch of linguistics studying the meaning of words. [1893]

Semantics is a foundation of lexicography.

noun
0
0
The study of the relationship between words and their meanings.
noun
0
0
The individual meanings of words, as opposed to the overall meaning of a passage.

The semantics of the terms used are debatable.

The semantics of a single preposition is a dissertation in itself.

noun
0
0

Origin of semantics

From French sémantique, displacing earlier semasiology.