semantics

(noun) The study of the meaning of words.

Example: Studying the role of gender in words that have a negative connotation.

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  • Semantics is considered a subfield of linguistics by some and a separate field by others.
  • A (noun) semanticist or (noun) semantician studies (adjective) semantic topics.

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