Associations to the word «Semantics»


SEMANTICS, noun. (linguistics) A branch of linguistics studying the meaning of words. [1893]
SEMANTICS, noun. The study of the relationship between words and their meanings.
SEMANTICS, noun. The individual meanings of words, as opposed to the overall meaning of a passage.

Dictionary definition

SEMANTICS, noun. The study of language meaning.
SEMANTICS, noun. The meaning of a word, phrase, sentence, or text; "a petty argument about semantics".

Wise words

Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation.
Noam Chomsky