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Semantics vs. Pragmatics

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Semanticsnoun

(linguistics) A branch of linguistics studying the meaning of words.

‘Semantics is a foundation of lexicography.’;

Pragmaticsnoun

The study of the use of language in a social context.

Semanticsnoun

The study of the relationship between words and their meanings.

Pragmaticsnoun

the study of language use

Semanticsnoun

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.’;

Pragmatics

In linguistics and related fields, pragmatics is the study of how context contributes to meaning. Pragmatics encompasses phenomena including implicature, speech acts, relevance and conversation.

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Semanticsnoun

(computer science) The meaning of computer language constructs, in contrast to their form or syntax.

‘file sharing and locking semantics’;

Semantics

the study of the meanings of words and of the sense development of words; - formerly called semasiology.

Semantics

a doctrine and philosophical approach to language and its relationship to thought and behavior, developed by Alfred Korzybski (1879-1950), which holds that the capacity to express ideas and thereby improve one's interaction with others and one's environment is enhanced by training in the more critical use of words and other symbols; - also called general semantics.

Semantics

the meanings of words as they are used to achieve an effect; especially, the multiple meanings of words or the multiplicity of words having the same meaning; - used in referring to the confusion that can be caused (intentionally or unintentionally) by multiple meanings; as, there's no real difference, it's only a matter of semantics.

Semanticsnoun

the study of language meaning

Semantics

Semantics (from Ancient Greek: σημαντικός sēmantikós, ) is the study of meaning, reference, or truth. The term can be used to refer to subfields of several distinct disciplines, including philosophy, linguistics and computer science.

‘significant’;

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