Definition of semantic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//sɪˈmæntɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//sɪˈmæntɪk//
[usually before noun] (linguistics)
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connected with the meaning of words and sentences semantic analysis Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from French sémantique, from Greek sēmantikos ‘significant’, from sēmainein ‘signify’, from sēma ‘sign’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: semantic

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