- of or relating to signs.
- of or relating to semiotics.
- Medicine/Medical. of or relating to symptoms; symptomatic.
Origin of semiotic
Examples from the Web for semiotic
Politicians in Washington may think of slaughter in semiotic terms, but the people on the ground never do.Obama’s Weasel Words on Syria
September 10, 2013
This is what prompted Felix Hausdorf to define the human being as zoon semeiotikon- semiotic animal, sign-using animal.
They deal in what Robert Reich called symbol manipulation, semiotic activity par excellence.
They define an age of semiotic focus, in that symbol manipulation follows language processing.
Design as a semiotic integrative practical experience is a matter of both communication and context.
Interfaces are semiotic entities through which difficult aspects of the relation between individuals and society are addressed.
- 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 and History for semiotic
1620s, "of symptoms, relating to signs of diseases," from Greek semeiotikos "significant," also "observant of signs," adjective form of semeiosis "indication," from semeioun "to signal, to interpret a sign," from semeion "a sign, mark, token," from sema "sign" (see semantic). Its use in psychology dates to 1923. Related: Semiotical (1580s).