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semasiology

[ si-mey-see-ol-uh-jee, -zee- ]

noun

  1. semantics, especially the study of semantic change.


semasiology

/ sɪˌmeɪsɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl; sɪˌmeɪsɪˈɒlədʒɪ /

noun

  1. another name for semantics


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Derived Forms

  • semasiological, adjective
  • seˌmasioˈlogically, adverb
  • seˌmasiˈologist, noun
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Other Words From

  • se·ma·si·o·log·i·cal [si-mey-see-, uh, -, loj, -i-k, uh, l, -zee-], adjective
  • se·masi·o·logi·cal·ly adverb
  • se·masi·olo·gist noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of semasiology1

1875–80; < Greek sēmasí ( a ) signal, mark, meaning + -o- + -logy
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Word History and Origins

Origin of semasiology1

C19: from Greek sēmasia meaning, from sēmainein to signify + -logy

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