Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

semio- Also semeio- and semo-.

Sign; communication.

[Greek sēmeion, sign.]

The key term here is semiotics (also semiology; less commonly semeiotics or semology), the study of signs and symbols and their interpretation or use, of which a practitioner is a semiotician; semiosis is the process of conveying meaning in language or literature; a semiochemical is a pheromone or other chemical that conveys a signal from one organism to another. Closely related is semantic, relating to meaning in language or logic.

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