semantics: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (si-man'tiks), [key]
— n. (used with a sing. v.)
- the study of meaning.
- the study of linguistic development by classifying and examining changes in meaning and form.
- Also calledthe branch of semiotics dealing with the relations between signs and what they denote.
- the meaning, or an interpretation of the meaning, of a word, sign, sentence, etc.: Let's not argue about semantics.
- semantics (Thesaurus)