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semeiotics

[see-mee-ot-iks, sem-ee-, see-mahy-] /ˌsi miˈɒt ɪks, ˌsɛm i-, ˌsi maɪ-/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
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semiotics

/ˌsɛmɪˈɒtɪks; ˌsiːmɪ-/
noun (functioning as sing)
1.
the study of signs and symbols, esp the relations between written or spoken signs and their referents in the physical world or the world of ideas See also semantics, syntactics, pragmatics
2.
the scientific study of the symptoms of disease; symptomatology
Also semiology, semeiology
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