adjective Also se·mi·ot·i·cal.
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.
They deal in what Robert Reich called symbol manipulation, semiotic activity par excellence.
All these possible understandings point to the semiotic nature of design activity.
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.
They define an age of semiotic focus, in that symbol manipulation follows language processing.
Word Origin 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).