semiology

or se·mei·ol·o·gy

[ see-mee-ol-uh-jee, sem-ee-, see-mahy- ]
/ ˌsi miˈɒl ə dʒi, ˌsɛm i-, ˌsi maɪ- /

noun

the study of signs and symbols; semiotics.

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Origin of semiology

1885–90; <Greek sēmeîo(n) sign + -logy

OTHER WORDS FROM semiology

se·mi·o·log·ic [see-mee-uh-loj-ik, sem-ee-, se-mahy-], /ˌsi mi əˈlɒdʒ ɪk, ˌsɛm i-, ˌsɛ maɪ-/, se·mi·o·log·i·cal, adjectivese·mi·ol·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for semiology

semiology

semeiology

/ (ˌsɛmɪˈɒlədʒɪ, ˌsiːmɪ-) /

noun

another word for semiotics

Derived forms of semiology

semiologic (ˌsɛmɪəˈlɒdʒɪk, ˌsiːmɪ-), semiological, semeiologic or semeiological, adjectivesemiologist or semeiologist, noun

Word Origin for semiology

C17 (in the sense ``sign language''): from Greek sēmeion sign + -logy
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