semiological


semiological

noun

  1. the study of signs and symbols; semiotics.

noun

  1. another word for semiotics

n.1690s, “sign language,” from Greek semeion “a sign, mark, token,” from sema (cf. semiotic) + -ology. As “branch of medical science concerned with symptoms,” 1839; as “logical theory of signs” from 1923. Related: Semiological.

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