semiotic

[see-mee-ot-ik, sem-ee, see-mahy-]
adjective Also, semiotical.
1.
of or pertaining to signs.
2.
of or pertaining to semiotics.
3.
Medicine/Medical. of or pertaining to symptoms; symptomatic.
noun

Origin:
1615–20; (def 3) < Greek sēmeiōtikós significant, equivalent to sēmeiō-, verbid stem of sēmeioûn to interpret as a sign (derivative of Greek sēmeîon sign) + -tikos -tic; (def 4) < Greek sēmeiōtikḗ, noun use of feminine of sēmeiōtikós, adapted by John Locke (on the model of Greek logikḗ logic, etc.; see -ic) to mean “the doctrine of signs”; (defs 1, 2) based on Locke's coinage or a reanalysis of the Gk word

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semiotic or semeiotic (ˌsɛmɪˈɒtɪk, ˌsiːmɪ-, ˌsɛmɪˈɒtɪk, ˌsiːmɪ-)
 
adj
1.  relating to signs and symbols, esp spoken or written signs
2.  relating to semiotics
3.  of, relating to, or resembling the symptoms of disease; symptomatic
 
[C17: from Greek sēmeiōtikos taking note of signs, from sēmeion a sign]
 
semeiotic or semeiotic
 
adj
 
[C17: from Greek sēmeiōtikos taking note of signs, from sēmeion a sign]

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Example sentences
No word yet on the semiotic secrets of the triple lutz.
Draws on semiotic theory in a study of how players modify the best-selling computer game.
The mere act of buying a soft drink has become a semiotic exercise.
His semiotic is based on understanding of that triadic relation.
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