semiotics

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Coined by John Locke from Ancient Greek σημειωτικός (sēmeiōtikós, fitted for marking, portending), from σημειοῦν (sēmeioûn, to mark, interpret as a portend), from σημεῖον (sēmeîon, a mark, sign, token), from σῆμα (sêma, mark, sign).

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semiotics (uncountable)

  1. The study of signs and symbols, especially as means of language or communication.

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