semasiology
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek sēmasia meaning, from sēmainein to mean Date: 1847 semantics 1 • semasiological adjective

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  • Semasiology — (from el. σημαίνω (sēmaino) indicate, signify) is a discipline within linguistics concerned with the question what does the word X mean? . It studies the meaning of words regardless of their phonetic expression. [ [http://feb… …   Wikipedia

  • Semasiology — Se*ma si*ol o*gy, n. [Gr. shmasi a signification + logy.] (Philol.) The science of meanings or sense development (of words); the explanation of the development and changes of the meanings of words; more commonly referred to as {semantics}. {Se*ma …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • semasiology — index meaning Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • semasiology — [si mā΄sē äl′ə jē] n. [< Gr sēmasia, signification of a word (< sēmainein: see SEMANTIC) + LOGY] SEMANTICS (senses 1, 2, & 3) semasiological [si mā΄sēə läj′i kəl] adj. semasiologist n …   English World dictionary

  • semasiology — Semantics Sem*an tics, n. sing. or pl. [Gr. shmantikos having meaning, from sh^ma a sign.] 1. the study of the meanings of words and of the sense development of words; formerly called {semasiology}. [PJC] 2. a doctrine and philosophical approach… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • semasiology — noun A discipline within linguistics concerned with the question what does the word X mean? . It studies the meaning of words regardless of their phonetic expression. The early theories of semasiology attempted to account for meaning shifts in… …   Wiktionary

  • semasiology — См. semasiologìa …   Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

  • semasiology — semasiological /si may see euh loj i keuhl, zee /, adj. semasiologically, adv. semasiologist, n. /si may see ol euh jee, zee /, n. semantics, esp. the study of semantic change. [1875 80; < Gk semasí(a) signal, mark, meaning + O + LOGY] * * * …   Universalium

  • semasiology — study of meaning; semantics Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • semasiology — n. semantics …   English contemporary dictionary

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