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synonyms for semantics

  • connotation
  • definition
  • denotation
  • explanation
  • explication
  • exposition
  • interpretation
  • semiology
  • semiotics
  • symbolism
  • exegetics
  • glossology
  • significs
  • symbiology
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How to use semantics in a sentence

"Remember semantics," I murmured to him, as I pulled out Sara's chair for her.
SENSE FROM THOUGHT DIVIDEMARK IRVIN CLIFTON
He could express it in the semantics of spiritism, or he could admit to witchcraft and sorcery.
SENSE FROM THOUGHT DIVIDEMARK IRVIN CLIFTON
There was already the psychology of Freud and his successors, of course, which gave the first real notion of human semantics.
THE SENSITIVE MANPOUL WILLIAM ANDERSON
We were walking over toward the elevator during this conversation and as far as blowing up, this is semantics.
WARREN COMMISSION (5 OF 26): HEARINGS VOL. V (OF 15)THE PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY
He prefers to call himself a Marxist, but there you get into the field of semantics.
WARREN COMMISSION (5 OF 26): HEARINGS VOL. V (OF 15)THE PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY
I will now give a few examples of the way in which the study of semantics helps the etymologist.
THE ROMANCE OF WORDS (4TH ED.)ERNEST WEEKLEY
The principles of General Semantics come in very handy in my business, especially in criminal-investigation work, like this.
MURDER IN THE GUNROOMHENRY BEAM PIPER
Let's forget philosophy and semantics and concepts and all the frills for just a minute and talk about facts, huh?
MARTYRALAN EDWARD NOURSE
(e) Semantics, which teaches us the meanings of words and forms.
THE PRINCIPLES OF LANGUAGE-STUDYHAROLD E. PALMER
Consequently, to start from the word is not only bad gradation but bad semantics.
THE PRINCIPLES OF LANGUAGE-STUDYHAROLD E. PALMER
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SEMANTICS

  • langue
  • parole
  • pragmatics
  • semantics
  • sign systems
  • symbolism
  • syntactics
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.