Sematology
Sematology Sem`a*tol"o*gy, n. [Gr. sh^ma, sh`matos, sign + -logy.] The doctrine of signs as the expression of thought or reasoning; the science of indicating thought by signs. --Smart.

Syn: semantics. [1913 Webster]


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