Associations to the word «Semantic»


SEMANTIC, adjective. Of or relating to semantics or the meanings of words.
SEMANTIC, adjective. (software design) (of code) Reflecting intended structure and meaning.
SEMANTIC, adjective. (slang) (of a detail or distinction) Petty or trivial; (of a person or statement) quibbling, niggling.
SEMANTIC ANALYSES, noun. Plural of semantic analysis
SEMANTIC ANALYSIS, noun. (linguistics) The process of relating syntactic structures, from the levels of phrases, clauses, sentences and paragraphs to the level of the writing as a whole, to their language-independent meanings, removing features specific to particular linguistic and cultural contexts, to the extent that such a project is possible.
SEMANTIC ANALYSIS, noun. (computing) The phase in which a compiler adds semantic information to the parse tree and builds the symbol table.
SEMANTIC DIFFERENTIATION, noun. A bifurcation of the meaning along with time into two separate meanings of two separate resulting expressions.
SEMANTIC DIFFERENTIATION, noun. A diachronic differentiation or change in meaning.
SEMANTIC DIFFERENTIATIONS, noun. Plural of semantic differentiation
SEMANTIC FIELD, noun. (linguistics) (translation studies) A group of words which all relate to the same subject or concept.
SEMANTIC FIELDS, noun. Plural of semantic field
SEMANTIC INFORMATION, noun. (Advertising) the rational, informational content of an ad such as selling propositions or product information.
SEMANTIC INFORMATION, noun. (Research) the part of a message that is stored in the semantic memory system and can be tested with traditional verbal methods.
SEMANTIC LOAN, noun. A process of borrowing semantic meaning from another language, where the complete word in the borrowing language already exists; the change is that its meaning is extended to include another meaning its existing translation has in the lending language.
SEMANTIC MEMORY, noun. A subcategory of declarative memory, semantic memory stores general information such as names and facts.
SEMANTIC MEMORY, noun. A system of the brain where logical concepts relating to the outside world are stored.
SEMANTIC MEMORY, noun. (Advertising) the memory system which stores information relating to brands, thus where brand positioning is established.
SEMANTIC NET, noun. A semantic network.
SEMANTIC NETWORK, noun. (advertising) a quantitative research technique that analyzes the data in a control cell against a test cell to determine how viewing an ad strengthens the linkages between related ideas in a product category.
SEMANTIC NETWORK, noun. (marketing) a quantitative research technique used to develop “selling pathways” to motivate sales.
SEMANTIC NETWORK, noun. A graph whose vertices represent concepts and edges represent semantic relations, such as synonymy—having very similar meaning, hyponymy—being a subclass, or meronymy—being a part of a whole.
SEMANTIC NETWORKS, noun. Plural of semantic network
SEMANTIC RELATION, noun. Any relationship between two or more words based on the meaning of the words.
SEMANTIC SHIFT, noun. (linguistics) A change in one of the meanings of a word over time.
SEMANTIC WEB, noun. A web capable of gleaning the subject matter of web pages without relying on keyword phrases within the content; a web that can read and parse pages like humans can.

Dictionary definition

SEMANTIC, adjective. Of or relating to meaning or the study of meaning; "semantic analysis".

Wise words

Every once in a while, you let a word or phrase out and you want to catch it and bring it back. You can't do that. It's gone, gone forever.
Dan Quayle