noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek sēmeiōsis observation of signs, from sēmeioun to observe signs, from sēmeion Date: circa 1907 a process in which something functions as a sign to an organism

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  • sémiosis — [semjozis] n. f. ÉTYM. V. 1970; mot grec, par l angl. (Peirce, puis Ch. Morris). ❖ ♦ Didact. (chez Peirce). Relation entre le signe (ou representamen), l objet auquel il renvoie et son interprétant, qui constitue le processus du signe. ♦… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • Semiosis — Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter Begriffe. semiosis ist der englische, insbesondere von Charles Sanders Peirce benutzte Ausdruck, der im Deutschen mit Semiose übersetzt wird …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • semiosis — noun Any form of activity, conduct, or process that involves signs, including the production of meaning …   Wiktionary

  • semiosis — n. symbolic or mental process when something acts as a sign to an organism (Psychology); activity involving signs …   English contemporary dictionary

  • semiosis — [ˌsɛmɪ əʊsɪs] noun Linguistics the process of signification in language or literature. Origin early 20th cent.: from Gk sēmeiosis (inference from) a sign …   English new terms dictionary

  • semiosis — semi·o·sis …   English syllables

  • semiosis — …   Useful english dictionary

  • semiosis, semeiosis — The mental or symbolic process in which something ( e.g., word, symbol, nonverbal cue) functions as a sign for the organism. [G. semeiosis, fr. semeion, sign] …   Medical dictionary

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