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

 

semiotics

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌsemiˈɒtɪks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsemiˈɑːtɪks//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the study of signs and symbols and of their meaning and use 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. Word Origin late 19th cent.: from Greek sēmeiotikos ‘of signs’, from sēmeioun ‘interpret as a sign’.
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