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Semantics (/səmæntɪks/) is the study of meaning in language. It has two main areas: logical semantics, which looks at matters such as sense and reference and presupposition and implication, and lexical semantics, that is, the analysis of words and the relations between them.[1]

It differs from syntax, which is concerned with how words are put together in sentences.


  1. "semantics" Oxford Dictionaries. Retrieved 11th October 2012.

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