semiology
Semeiotics Se`mei*ot"ics (s[=e]`m[-i]*[o^]t"[i^]ks), or Semiotics Se`mi*ot"ics, n. 1. The study of signs as an element of communication; the analysis of systems of communication; -- also called {semiology}. [PJC]

2. a theory of signs and symbols, including as branches {semantics}, {pragmatics} and {syntactics}. --[RHUD] [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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