• IPA: /sɪˈmæntɪk/

semantic (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to semantics or the meanings of words. [from late 19th c.]
  2. (software design, of code) Reflecting intended structure and meaning.
  3. (slang, of a detail or distinction) Petty or trivial; (of a person or statement) quibbling, niggling.
  • antisemantic
Translations Noun

semantic (plural semantics)

  1. (linguistics) In such writing systems as the Chinese writing system, the portion of a phono-semantic character that provides an indication of its meaning; contrasted with phonetic.

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