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Definition : Semiotics is the study of meaning-making or sense making, the study of sign processes and meaningful communication.

This includes the study of signs (semiology) and sign processes (semiosis), indication, designation, likeness, analogy, metaphor, symbolism, signification, and communication.

Biosemiotics

The biosemiotics is a field of semiotics and biology that studies the prelinguistic meaning-making, or production and interpretation of signs and codes in the biological realm.

Biosemiotics attempts to integrate the findings of biology and semiotics and proposes a paradigmatic shift in the scientific view of life, demonstrating that semiosis (sign process, including meaning and interpretation) is one of its immanent and intrinsic features.

See also

- semiology