Meaning of “semantics” in the English Dictionary

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"semantics" in British English

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semanticsnoun [ U ]

uk /sɪˈmæn.tɪks/ us /səˈmæn.t̬ɪks/

the study of meanings in a language:

Syntax describes the rules by which words can be combined into sentences, while semantics describes what they mean.

(Definition of “semantics” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"semantics" in American English

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semanticsnoun [ U ]

us /səˈmæn·tɪks/

English the study of meaning in language

(Definition of “semantics” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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