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semasiology

[si-mey-see-ol-uh-jee, -zee-] /sɪˌmeɪ siˈɒl ə dʒi, -zi-/
noun
1.
semantics, especially the study of semantic change.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < Greek sēmasí(a) signal, mark, meaning + -o- + -logy
Related forms
semasiological
[si-mey-see-uh-loj-i-kuh l, -zee-] /sɪˌmeɪ si əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl, -zi-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
semasiologically, adverb
semasiologist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for semasiology

semasiology

/sɪˌmeɪsɪˈɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
another name for semantics
Derived Forms
semasiological (sɪˌmeɪsɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) adjective
semasiologically, adverb
semasiologist, noun
Word Origin
C19: from Greek sēmasia meaning, from sēmainein to signify + -logy
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