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semantic

Syllabification: se·man·tic
Pronunciation: /səˈman(t)ik
 
/

Definition of semantic in English:

adjective

Relating to meaning in language or logic.
Example sentences
  • They are self-conscious efforts to thwart the confinement of written language and its semantic limits.
  • Another very important way in which a language grows is by semantic modification of existing words.
  • They'll use a lot of legalisms and a lot of semantic language so that it won't be quite so black and white.

Origin

mid 17th century: from French sémantique, from Greek sēmantikos 'significant', from sēmainein 'signify', from sēma 'sign'.

Derivatives

semantically

1
Pronunciation: /-ik(ə)lē/
adverb
Example sentences
  • Neither could a syntactically and semantically unexceptional expression be assigned to the lexicon - the lexicon is the repository of idiosyncratic facts, not of regular expressions.
  • And the third of the three coordinate verb phrases is itself a direct quote, semantically within the scope of the verb say.
  • Finnish partitive constructions exhibit a case alternation that is partly semantically, partly syntactically driven.

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