Origin of semantic
Examples from the Web for semantic
Howard Kurtz on the semantic dodge that now lets them get away with it.The New Era of Evolution Helps Pols Switch Stance on Issues from Gay Marriage to Immigration|Howard Kurtz|April 3, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Except for one thing: you can't do an end-run around an enumerated right with some sort of semantic game.
But is that kind of semantic argument going to persuade large numbers of swing voters to turn on Obama?
The number of people the oath will directly affect is small, and it is in many ways a rather technical and semantic matter.
Gradation can and must also be observed in the study of the semantic aspect of a language.The Principles of Language-Study|Harold E. Palmer
I am not at all sure I could do this, if it were necessary, but fortunately, this is one of Larry's areas of semantic confusion.Exile from Space|Judith Merril
And I don't think the public's semantic reactions to the terminology of imperialism is as bad as you imagine.Lone Star Planet|Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
Only at that moment did language gain a semantic and syntactic dimension (as we call them in today's terminology).
A semantic component is attached to everything people compute.
British Dictionary definitions for semantic
Word Origin for semantic
Word Origin and History for semantic
1894, from French sémantique, applied by Michel Bréal (1883) to the psychology of language, from Greek semantikos "significant," from semainein "to show by sign, signify, point out, indicate by a sign," from sema "sign, mark, token; omen, portent; constellation; grave" (Doric sama), from PIE root *dheie- "to see, look" (cf. Sanskrit dhyati "he meditates").