SEMANTICS By N., Pam M.S. - April 13, 2013 1. Linguistics. The study of the meaning of language as opposed to the formal relationships, grammar and sound, phonics. You can compare it with semiotics for more conceptual clarity about semantics. SEMANTICS: "Semantics deals with the meaning in language." Related Psychology Terms PRAGMATICS FORMAL GRAMMAR SOURCE LANGUAGE FUNCTIONAL GRAMMAR GENETIC LINGUISTICS GRAMMAR CASE GRAMMAR SITUATIONAL SEMANTICS ARTIFICIAL LANGUAGE PHONEMICS Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SEMANTICS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/semantics/ (accessed January 17, 2020).