Relating to meaning in language or logic.
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- 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.
mid 17th century: from French sémantique, from Greek sēmantikos 'significant', from sēmainein 'signify', from sēma 'sign'.
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- 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.
Definition of semantic in:
- The US English dictionary