The actual meaning of sementics.


I have seen many dictionaries, but still am none the wiser.

Could you please tell me the meaning and use of sementics?


Hi Tom

I guess you mean semantics.

Basically, semantics has to do with the meaning and interpretation of words, phrases, sentences, etc.

Have you looked at the various definitions at There is a good “non-linguistic” usage note (with example) from the American Heritage Dictionary:

Hi Tom,

‘Semantics’ apart from describing meanings of words and how they work together, has also gone down hill a bit these days like many ‘technical’ words. You hear it being bandied about to mean ‘what happens’, ‘procedures’ and the like. An example: The semantics of radio interviews now require the interviewer to be aggressive = the manner in which they are conducted.