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Relating to meaning in language or logic.
language-producing, semantic, lingual, semasiologicalView synonyms
- ‘In other words, there is no body of evidence against which a semantic theory could be verified.’
- ‘Formal scientific languages can be subjected to more thorough study by the semantic method that he developed.’
- ‘Its elegant script is unknown from any other source, and not one clue as to its semantic content has emerged.’
- ‘Two appendices provide the technical details of the semantic insight on which our approach is based.’
- ‘The semantic valence attributed to a hieroglyphic language is two-edged.’
- ‘The argument assumes that interpretation is a purely linguistic or semantic process until an ambiguity is revealed.’
- ‘For deaf children a stronger connection should exist between orthographic and semantic features.’
- ‘They'll use a lot of legalisms and a lot of semantic language so that it won't be quite so black and white.’
- ‘In such grammars, conflicts among semantic and syntactic constraints are resolved in terms of ranking.’
- ‘In any case, no longer a niche-word filling a semantic gap, the vogue word became a vague word.’
- ‘They are self-conscious efforts to thwart the confinement of written language and its semantic limits.’
- ‘But this is not a semantic question about the meaning of the word accurate.’
- ‘At this point, the semantic extensions go in at least two different directions.’
- ‘But, how can one discuss nonsemantic functions in language that is obdurately semantic?’
- ‘Another very important way in which a language grows is by semantic modification of existing words.’
- ‘Lexical items in pidgin languages tend to cover a wider semantic domain than in the base language.’
- ‘It will be shown that a semantic fit between the sortal restrictions activated by the preposition and a depicted object results in inhibitory effects.’
- ‘I would be far happier encouraging the linguistic and semantic creativity you find in the hip hop community.’
- ‘All the appeal of the system is in the powerful common sense semantic analysis going on in the background.’
- ‘The language should cover all common semantic and syntactic constructs.’
Mid 17th century: from French sémantique, from Greek sēmantikos significant from sēmainein signify from sēma sign.
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