Definitions

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  • n. The science of signs, particularly of verbal signs, in the operation of thinking and reasoning; the science of language as expressed by signs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The doctrine of signs as the expression of thought or reasoning; the science of indicating thought by signs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The science of signs, particularly of verbal signs, in the operations of thinking and resoning; the science of language as expressed by signs.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek σῆμα (sema, "mark, sign") + -λογία (-logía, "-logy, branch of study").

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