semiotic

[ see-mee-ot-ik, sem-ee, see-mahy- ]
/ ˌsi miˈɒt ɪk, ˌsɛm i, ˌsi maɪ- /

adjective Also se·mi·ot·i·cal.

of or relating to signs.
of or relating to semiotics.
Medicine/Medical. of or relating to symptoms; symptomatic.

noun

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Origin of semiotic

First recorded in 1615–20; from Greek sēmeiōtikós “observant of (medical) signs, significant,” equivalent to sēmeiō-, verbal stem of sēmeioûn “to interpret as a sign” (derivative of Greek sēmeîon “sign”) + -tikos adjective suffix; cf. semantic, -ic
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British Dictionary definitions for semiotic

semiotic

semeiotic

/ (ˌsɛmɪˈɒtɪk, ˌsiːmɪ-) /

adjective

relating to signs and symbols, esp spoken or written signs
relating to semiotics
of, relating to, or resembling the symptoms of disease; symptomatic

Word Origin for semiotic

C17: from Greek sēmeiōtikos taking note of signs, from sēmeion a sign
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