[ see-mee-ot-iks, sem-ee-, see-mahy- ]
/ ˌsi miˈɒt ɪks, ˌsɛm i-, ˌsi maɪ- /
noun (used with a singular verb)
the study of signs and symbols as elements of communicative behavior; the analysis of systems of communication, as language, gestures, or clothing.
a general theory of signs and symbolism, usually divided into the branches of pragmatics, semantics, and syntactics.
Related formsse·mi·o·ti·cian [see-mee-uh-tish-uh n, sem-ee-, see-mahy-] /ˌsi mi əˈtɪʃ ən, ˌsɛm i-, ˌsi maɪ-/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for semiotician (1 of 2)
/ (ˌsɛmɪəˈtɪʃən) /
a person who studies semiotics
British Dictionary definitions for semiotician (2 of 2)
/ (ˌsɛmɪˈɒtɪks, ˌsiːmɪ-) /
noun (functioning as singular)
Also: semiology, semeiology
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