semasiology

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

noun

semantics, especially the study of semantic change.

Nearby words

  1. semantic web,
  2. semanticist,
  3. semantics,
  4. semaphore,
  5. semarang,
  6. sematic,
  7. sematology,
  8. semblable,
  9. semblance,
  10. seme

Origin of semasiology

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

Related formsse·ma·si·o·log·i·cal [si-mey-see-uh-loj-i-kuh l, -zee-] /sɪˌmeɪ si əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl, -zi-/, adjectivese·ma·si·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverbse·ma·si·ol·o·gist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for semasiology

semasiology

noun

another name for semantics
Derived Formssemasiological (sɪˌmeɪsɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivesemasiologically, adverbsemasiologist, noun

Word Origin for semasiology

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

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