from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The study of signs and symbols, especially as means of language or communication.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as semeiotics.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (philosophy) a philosophical theory of the functions of signs and symbols
Clearly, naming things is one of the major themes of the book, and the nature of signs (as in semiotics as well as the paranoid mediaeval style), is what Eco is really interested in, hence the title and the latin riddle that finishes the novel: Stat rosa pristina nomine, nomina nuda tenemus.
Recommended if … you majored in semiotics at Brown or Finnegans Wake is your favorite book.
How to represent a concept like a Service with a symbol that provides meaning and is useful to its users falls under the topic of semiotics, which is the study of how symbols come to have meaning (semantics), how those symbols relate to one another (syntax), and how people do useful things with their symbols (pragmatics).
Ecosemiotics can be defined as the semiotics of relationships between nature and culture.
Good oration, but I really really hope you mean "semiotics" there at the end.
The paper or presentation refers to "semiotics" at least three times.
Can anyone help me understand "semiotics", types of signs, I don't get it?
The study discusses areas such as semiotics, emotional design, technology, 1 introduction consumer behavior and marketing.
"semiotics": how we use symbols to communicate, how these symbols gain meaning, and how we use symbols differently than any other creature.
And during the pell-mell festival of fall looks that ended Thursday, everything hung on how runway semiotics play to fashion editors and buyers.