[ 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.
Origin of semiotic
1615–20; (def 3) < Greek sēmeiōtikós significant, equivalent to sēmeiō-, verbid stem of sēmeioûn to interpret as a sign (derivative of Greek sēmeîon sign) + -tikos -tic; (def 4) < Greek sēmeiōtikḗ, noun use of feminine of sēmeiōtikós, adapted by John Locke (on the model of Greek logikḗ logic, etc.; see -ic) to mean “the doctrine of signs”; (defs 1, 2) based on Locke's coinage or a reanalysis of the Gk word
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British Dictionary definitions for semiotical
/ (ˌsɛmɪˈɒtɪk, ˌsiːmɪ-) /
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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