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semeiotic

or semeiotical

[see-mee-ot-ik or see-mee-ot-i-kuh l; sem-ee-, see-mahy-] /ˌsi miˈɒt ɪk or ˌsi miˈɒt ɪ kəl; ˌsɛm i-, ˌsi maɪ-/
adjective
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  • The imitative is also divided into three parts: the static, the dynamic and the semeiotic.

  • The static is the base, the dynamic is the centre, and the semeiotic the summit.

  • The semeiotic is the science of signs, and hence the science of the form of gesture.

  • The semeiotic presents to our scrutiny a triple object for study.

  • The development of the series is based upon the static, the semeiotic and the dynamic.

  • The semeiotic has given the signs, it becomes æsthetic in applying them.

  • The semeiotic gives the reason of movements, and has for its object the careful examination of inflections, attitudes and types.

  • We have now reached the semeiotic standpoint, that of these very clear plans, the very starting point of gesture.

  • The semeiotic says: "Such a gesture reveals such a passion;" and gesture replies: "To such a passion I will apply such a sign."

  • The semeiotic is its mind; the dynamic is its soul; the static is founded on the mutual equilibrium or equipoise of the agents.

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