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



BrE BrE//ˌsemiˈɒtɪks//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsemiˈɑːtɪks//
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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 Originlate 19th cent.: from Greek sēmeiotikos ‘of signs’, from sēmeioun ‘interpret as a sign’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: semiotics