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See also: semàntics
- (linguistics) A branch of linguistics studying the meaning of words. 
Semantics is a foundation of lexicography.
- The study of the relationship between words and their meanings.
2006, Patrick Blackburn, Johan Bos, and Kristina Striegnitz, Learn Prolog Now!, section 8.1:
- In fact, nowadays a lot is known about the semantics of natural languages, and it is surprisingly easy to build semantic representations which partially capture the meaning of sentences or even entire discourses.
- The individual meanings of words, as opposed to the overall meaning of a passage.
The semantics of the terms used are debatable.
The semantics of a single preposition is a dissertation in itself.
science of the meaning of words
study of the relationship between words and their meanings
individual meanings of words
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