Semantics – The study and analysis of how language is used to produce meaning
See how this man ticks (semantics). He gets excited about how words are used. He loves studying it.
Examples of semantics in a sentence
Through working out the semantics of the speech, he avoided sounding sarcastic.
They used semantics to understand the meaning of the historic poems.
He was a specialist in semantics, obsessed with how words were used.