the study of the meanings of words and of the sense development of words; -- formerly called semasiology.
a doctrine and philosophical approach to language and its relationship to thought and behavior, developed by Alfred Korzybski (1879-1950), which holds that the capacity to express ideas and thereby improve one's interaction with others and one's environment is enhanced by training in the more critical use of words and other symbols; -- also called general semantics.
the meanings of words as they are used to achieve an effect; especially, the multiple meanings of words or the multiplicity of words having the same meaning; -- used in referring to the confusion that can be caused (intentionally or unintentionally) by multiple meanings; as, there's no real difference, it's only a matter of semantics.
the study of meaning in language, as the analysis of meaning of words, phrases, sentences, discourse, and whole texts; linguistic semantics. Cp. pragmatics.
the way that order and word components indicate meaning
The language used to achieve a desired effect on an audience. [D01836] PMK87
The parts of rules and lexical entries that specify the meaning of a morpheme, word, phrase, or sentence.
The meaning of a statement.
the study of how language conveys meaning. (329)
a linguistics subfield that deals with meaning. A semantics exercise, for example, may ask you to list words such as mouse, window, boot, freeze, surf, or crash and explain how their meanings as computer-related terms are similar to and different from their more general meanings.
The meanings of elements, setting the parameters for the type of information they can contain.
communication problem arising from the multiple meanings of words
Part of the structure of language, along with phonology, morphology, syntax, and pragmatics, which involves understanding the meaning of words, sentences, and texts.
Semantics studies the meaning of words, phrases and sentences. Question: When I think of "semantics" I think of S.I. Hayakawa and William Safire. Are all who deal with semantics of that political pursuasion? Who are other well known semanticists? Is Safire genuinely a semanticist or merely a "word maven" (to use Pinker's label).
Aspect of language concerned with rules governing the meaning or content of words or grammatical units.
Significance or meaning. In the case of Dublin Core, the significance or intended meaning of individual metadata elements and their components.
The relationships between words or symbols and their intended meanings, or the rules governing these relationships. See also syntax.
The study of the system of meanings that underlie words, phrases, and sentences. go to glossary index
That branch of linguistics which deals with meaning.
Relating to the meaning of words, phrases or sentences.
"The component of language concerned with understanding the meaning of words and word combinations" (Berk, 2003 p.355).
the meaning of words, phrases, clauses and sentences.
The expressed meaning of sentences, and words.
The semantics of a programming language refers to how the actual statements, constructs, etc... are interpreted. This is quite different from the syntax of a programming language which refers to how different symbols and reserved words are arranged. For instance, in both Visual Basic and C++, the following is a valid expression: a & b Even though the syntax is the same between the two languages, the semantics are quite different. In C++, this expression is interpreted as a binary-and of "a" and "b". In Visual Basic, however, this expression returns the concatenation of two strings.
Essentially the study of meanings that humans create in interaction with others.
the branch of linguistics which studies meaning in language. One can distinguish between the study of the meanings of words (lexical semantics) and the study of how the meanings of larger constituents come about (structural semantics).
the branch of semiotics, the philosophy or study of ...
the implied meaning of data. Used to define what entities mean with respect to their roles in a system.
The study of word meanings.
meaning. If a computer understands the semantics of a document, it understands the meaning, rather than just interpreting a series of characters.
The "meaning" of words, those connotations that you might look up in a dictionary (as opposed to syntax).
The science of meaning.
The meanings of words and sentences in a language, or of constructs in a model.
The branch of language study which treats of meanings of symbols, words, and phrases.
The meanings assigned to symbols and sets of symbols in a language.
Describes the situation when a word means one thing to one person and something different to someone else.
the definitions of the meaning of metadata elements, as opposed to the rules for encoding or representing the values of the elements, see also syntax.
The branch of linguistics that focuses on the meaning of words and sentences.
The aspect of language concerned with meaning or content.
relates to word meanings or to the nuances in word meanings.
The aspect of language that deals with meaning, concepts, and vocabulary.
Semantics refers to meaning rather than syntax.
The study of the meaning of language, including meaning at the word, sentence, and conversational level.
The study of the meaning of words and the study of context, - how meaning is expressed through language and in individual languages.
A language's meaning system.
The relationships of characters or groups of characters to their meanings, independent of the manner of their interpretation and use. Contrast with syntax.
The meaning of a program.
The study of meaning in languages is called semantics.
The study of the development and changes of the meanings of speech forms. Semantics is also a study of the process by which meaning is derived from symbols, signs, text, and other meaning-bearing forms.
the study of the meaning of words and the relationships between words, grammatical forms, and their role in language.
A cuing system that focuses on the meaning of text and its connection to the reader's prior knowledge.
(1) the study of the development of the meaning and uses of words and language; (2) the exploitation of the connotations and ambiguities in words.
The study of meaning in language, including the relationship between language, thought, and behavior.
the study of how meaning is expressed within a language.
The study of the relationship between words, symbols and their meanings.
the aspect of language that concerns meanings of words or word sequences
Semantic translation is about giving the meaning on priority basis.
the meaning of an expression
This means the study of meaning in language.
the study of the meaning in language; the analysis of the meanings of words, phrases, sentences.
A set of words known to a person that are a part of a specific language (vocabulary).
The meaning or understanding given to oral or written language.
The meaning associated with a set of symbols in a given language, which is determined by the syntactic structure of the symbols, as well as knowledge captured in an interpretative model. See also: Syntax.
The study of, or application of meaning to structure.
The relationships of characters or groups of characters to their meanings, independent of the manner of their interpretation and use. Also called the meaning of data.
The meaning of something, as opposed to the way it is expressed, which is its syntax. See Syntax and Semantic Web.
The study of meaning in language. See also formal semantics, pragmatics, syntax.
The field of linguistic analysis concerned with the meaning component of language, still one of the greatest challenges of natural language processing with computers.
OED The science of language dealing with the meanings of words.
The organization of meaning in language.
The use of language in meaningful referents, both in word and sentence structures.
in a general sense; “significant meaning”. In our context, used to indicate that a particular text is truly relevant to its subject matter. Search Engines use semantic understanding to determine the relevancy of a particular web page to the keywords to which it pertains to be relevant.
n. The meaning behind a program: the interpretation which the compiler (or other translator) places on the various source code constructs. Compare syntax.
Part of the language structure, along with phonology, morphology, syntax and pragmatics, which represents the meaning or the interpretation of a word, sentence, or other language form.
The association of morpheme s with the symbolic meaning attached to them by native speakers of a language.
The interpretation of a language with respect to a particular domain or world.
The study of how meaning in language is created by the use and interrelationships of words, phrases, and sentences.
In computer languages, the semantics are specified by the actions taken for each instance of the language, i.e., the meaning of each statement. See Defining Language Semantics.
The relation between the set of Prolog symbols and their combinations (as Prolog terms and clauses), and their meanings. Compare syntax.
The branch of linguistics that deals with the study of meaning; the study of the relation between signs and symbols and what they represent.
Speaker's rules about the meaning of words and utterances; also the scientific study of such rules. Important semantic themes in our course include the concepts that speakers interpret the meaning of utterances, and meaning is within persons, a situational sense dependent on the form of an utterance, the speaker's skill in generating, the hearer's interpretation, and the context of the communicative event. Thomas and Tchudi use contructivism to emphasize this interactive constructing of meaning in specific contexts.
The study of the meanings of speech forms, especially of the development and changes in meaning of words and word groups.
Meanings of words or combinations of words.
Semantics is, generally defined, the study of meaning of linguistic expressions. 2. Semantics is, more narrowly defined, the study of the meaning of linguistic expressions apart from consideration of the effect that pragmatic factors, such as the following, have on the meaning of language in use: Features of the context Conventions of language use The goals of the speaker(Linguistic Glossary)
Semantics (Greek semantikos, giving signs, significant, symptomatic, from sema, sign) refers to the aspects of meaning that are expressed in a language, code, or other form of representation. Semantics is contrasted with two other aspects of meaningful expression, namely, syntax, the construction of complex signs from simpler signs, and pragmatics, the practical use of signs by agents or communities of interpretation in particular circumstances and contexts. By the usual convention that calls a study or a theory by the name of its subject matter, semantics may also denote the theoretical study of meaning in systems of signs.