[see-mee-ot-iks, sem-ee-, see-mahy-]
- the study of signs and symbols as elements of communicative behavior; the analysis of systems of communication, as language, gestures, or clothing.
- a general theory of signs and symbolism, usually divided into the branches of pragmatics, semantics, and syntactics.
Origin of semiotics
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- a person who studies semiotics
Also: semiology, semeiology
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Word Origin and History for semiotician
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