from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The branch of semiotics that deals with the formal properties of signs and symbols.
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- n. this sense?) (relatively rare) syntax
Semiotic or semiotics: paraphrasing here from the Greek semeiotikos observant of signs, from semeiousthai to interpret signs, from semeion sign; akin to Greek semu sign - more at SEMANTIC: a general philosophical theory of signs and symbols that deals esp. with their function in both artifically constructed and natural languages and comprises syntactics, semantics, and pragmatics.
The theory and study of signs and symbols, especially as elements of language or other systems of communication, and comprising semantics, syntactics, and pragmatics.
Rudolf Carnap offered a definition of “pragmatics” following “syntactics” and “semantics” in order to show the relationship of formal logic to empirical and psychological aspects of meaning, as well as to distin - guish all three.
Altruistic professors are teaching things like syntactics, synonymy, syncretism, and synergism.
How would it mean anything for you, or me, to say "Oh, that's just syntactics, or pragmatics?" These "
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