Definition of metasemiotic in English:

metasemiotic

Pronunciation /ˌmɛtəˌsɛmɪˈɒtɪk/ /ˌmɛtəˌsiːmɪˈɒtɪk/

noun

  • A semiotics which deals with or describes another semiotics.

adjective

  • Originally: designating or relating to the function of language in which a signifier is transferred from its normal signified; metaphorical. Now usually: of or relating to the description or analysis of a semiotic system.

Origin

1950s. From meta- + semiotic [noun].