American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The theory and study of signs and symbols, especially as elements of language or other systems of communication, and comprising semantics, syntactics, and pragmatics.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The doctrine or science of signs; the language of signs.
- n. 2. Specifically, that branch of pathology which is concerned with the significance of all symptoms in the human body, whether healthy or diseased; symptomatology; semiology.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Same as semeiotics.
- n. (philosophy) a philosophical theory of the functions of signs and symbols
- Coined by John Locke from Ancient Greek σημειωτικός (sēmeiōtikós, "fitted for marking, portending"), from σημειοῦν (semeioun, "to mark, interpret as a portend"), from σημεῖον (semeion, "a mark, sign, token"), from σῆμα (sema, "mark, sign"). (Wiktionary)
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