- semantic 1894, from Fr. sémantique, applied by Michel Bréal (1883) to the psychology of language, from Gk. semantikos "significant," from semainein "to show, signify, indicate by a sign," from sema "sign" (Doric sama).
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semantic — SEMÁNTIC, Ă, semantici, ce, s.f., adj. I. s.f. 1. Ramură a lingvisticii care se ocupă cu studierea sensurilor cuvintelor şi a evoluţiei acestor sensuri; semasiologie, semantism. 2. (log.) Teoria interpretării unui anumit sistem formalizat prin… … Dicționar Român
Semantic — Sem*an tic, Semantical Sem*an tic*al, n. sing. or pl. [Gr. shmantikos having meaning, from sh^ma a sign.] 1. pertaining to the meanings of words. [PJC] 2. of or pertaining to semantics. [PJC] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
semantic — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to meaning in language or logic. DERIVATIVES semantically adverb semanticity noun. ORIGIN Greek s mantikos significant … English terms dictionary
semantic — [sə man′tik] adj. [Gr sēmantikos, significant < sēmainein, to show, explain by a sign < sēma, a sign, symbol < IE * dhyāmṇ (> Sans dhyāman, thought) < base * dhyā , to see, behold] 1. of or pertaining to meaning, esp. meaning in… … English World dictionary
semantic — semantically, adv. /si man tik/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or arising from the different meanings of words or other symbols: semantic change; semantic confusion. 2. of or pertaining to semantics. Also, semantical. [1655 65; < Gk semantikós… … Universalium
semantic — [[t]sɪmæ̱ntɪk[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n Semantic is used to describe things that deal with the meanings of words and sentences. He did not want to enter into a semantic debate … English dictionary
semantic — se•man•tic [[t]sɪˈmæn tɪk[/t]] also se•man′ti•cal adj. 1) ling. of or pertaining to meaning or arising from the different meanings of words or other symbols: semantic change; semantic confusion[/ex] 2) ling. of or pertaining to semantics •… … From formal English to slang
semantic — adj. Semantic is used with these nouns: ↑distinction … Collocations dictionary
semantic — also semantical adjective Etymology: Greek sēmantikos significant, from sēmainein to signify, mean, from sēma sign, token Date: 1894 1. of or relating to meaning in language 2. of or relating to semantics • semantically adverb … New Collegiate Dictionary
semantic — См. semàntico … Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов