American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to meaning, especially meaning in language.
- adj. Of, relating to, or according to the science of semantics.
- adj. Of or relating to semantics or the meanings of words.
- adj. web design, of code Reflecting intended structure and meaning.
- adj. of a detail or distinction Petty or trivial; (of a person or statement) quibbling, niggling.
GNU Webster's 1913
- pertaining to the meanings of words.
- of or pertaining to semantics.
- adj. of or relating to meaning or the study of meaning
- French sémantique, from Greek sēmantikos, significant, from sēmantos, marked, from sēmainein, sēman-, to signify, from sēma, sign. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The only difference is, in the modern sentential calculus Ï and Ï are not construed as terms denoting truth-values, but rather as sentences having truth conditions (though, in the semantics of the sentential calculus, sentences are assigned truth-values as their ˜semantic value™, and they are considered true/false according to which truth-value serves as their semantic value).”
“Aristotle, in his time, distinguished between semantic and apophantic propositions, and noted, that if all propositions be _semantic_, not all are _apophantic_.”
“ The term semantic similarity is misleading as it refers to a type of attributional similarity, yet relational similarity is not any less semantic than attributional similarity.”
“The credit money is created by simply moving numbers on a balance sheet, and what I call a semantic fraud against all of us.”
“So what we call semantic memory, remembering things by conceptual keys, like who was the first president of the United States.”
“Other companies have offered what they call semantic search based on the semantic web approach.”
“The qualifier "semantic" is important: semantic programs are composed of encoded information in which symbols stand for and are translated into physical, chemical, and biological objects and processes.”
“The first half of the book is devoted entirely to a complete intensive in semantic, standards-based HTML.”
“This is truly more than a search engine, it is a web portal that will help its viewers and is the movement forward in semantic searching on the web.”
“Across cultures, geographically and historically, profanities vary but they pretty much fall into certain semantic fields — religion, race, sex, organs, effluvia, disease.”
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