• IPA: /sɪˈmæntɪks/

semantics (uncountable)

  1. (linguistics) A branch of linguistics studying the meaning of words. [1893]
    Semantics is a foundation of lexicography.
  2. The study of the relationship between words and their meanings.
  3. The individual meanings of words, as opposed to the overall meaning of a passage.
    The semantics of the terms used are debatable.
    The semantics of a single preposition is a dissertation in itself.
  4. (computer science) The meaning of computer language constructs, in contrast to their form or syntax.
    file sharing and locking semantics
Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: semântica
  • Russian: сема́нтика
  • Portuguese: semântica
  • Russian: сема́нтика

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