Psych M.D. – Semantics


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Term: Semantics

Definition (Myers): The set of rules by which we drive meaning from morphemes, words, and sentences in a given language; also, the study of meaning.
Definition (alternative): the meaning, or an interpretation of the meaning, of a word, sign, sentence (Dictionary)
Contextual explanation: As the definition mentioned, semantics is the meaning/interpretation of the word, sign, sentence and so on. It can be the study of meaning in communications. For example, if I were to say "Philip likes to eat hotdogs", the word hotdog can literally mean hotdog. But on the other hand it can be a symbol for something else, maybe it symbolizes Philips love for baseball.

Related terms and concepts: Language Development

Related websites:

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Semantics

Institution of General Semantics
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