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semantics in Linguistics topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsemanticsse‧man‧tics /sɪˈmæntɪks/ noun [uncountable]  1 SLthe study of the meaning of words and phrases2 SL formal the meaning of a word or expressionGRAMMAR: Singular or plural verb?In meaning 1, semantics is followed by a singular verb: Semantics is not the same as syntax.In meaning 2, semantics can be followed by a singular or plural verb: The semantics of this phrase is/are difficult to pin down.
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semanticsThe algebraic laws thus yield an algebraic semantics for occam that is isomorphic to our chosen denotational semantics.As regards metaphor, the cognitive approach appears to share something of both semantics and pragmatics.These problems alone would not make the prospects for the straight forward treatment of deictic sentences within truth-conditional semantics look very hopeful.Lexical semantics refers to the meaning of individual words.Perhaps the debate is over semantics.We have said that knowing the semantics of a language involves knowing its meaning.Does this mean that the semantics of natural language can not deal with truth and falsity?Money managers are in a better position to understand the semantics of the business.