Definition of semantics noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//sɪˈmæntɪks//
    ; NAmE NAmE//sɪˈmæntɪks//
    [uncountable] (linguistics) Grammar
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  1. 1 the study of the meanings of words and phrases See related entries: Grammar
  2. 2the meaning of words, phrases or systems the semantics of the language More Like This Uncountable nouns ending in –ics athletics, ballistics, civics, cybernetics, genetics, geophysics, gymnastics, linguistics, optics, orthodontics, orthopaedics, phonetics, phonics, physics, semantics, semiotics, stylistics, thermodynamicsSee worksheet. See related entries: Grammar
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: semantics