Vocabulary: semiotics / semiotician


Title: Game Change
Author: John Heilemann
Author: Mark Halperin
Sentence: The unfolding scene was a semiotician's fantasia.
Page: 259

Word: semiotics / semiotician
Definition:
  • the study of signs and symbols as elements of communicative behavior; the analysis of systems of communication, as language, gestures, or clothing.
  • a general theory of signs and symbolism, usually divided into the branches of pragmatics, semantics, and syntactics.
   Source: Dictionary.com

Another word I doubt I will ever use. Context was Hillary Clinton meeting Barak Obama in hallway days before she bowed out of the Democratic primary.

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