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"semantic" is given as an adjective. Can it ever be a noun or is it always plural?

semantics isn't really a plural, it is uncountable, it is spelled that way because it derives from a Greek plural. So there is no singular noun form "semantic". Takes singular or plural noun concordance: "Semantics is the study of ...", "The semantics of ... are ..." Robert Ullmann 12:05, 6 February 2007 (UTC)