Definition of semantic field in English:

semantic field


  • A lexical set of semantically related items, for example verbs of perception.

    • ‘Borrowing from English, however, is threatening to disrupt the unity of a great many semantic fields which are linked by these metaphors.’
    • ‘This semantic field reveals an emic understanding of blindness, which involves the importance of everything visual in ancient Mediterranean culture.’
    • ‘This prediction follows from the idea that spontaneous chain-linkages are generated between semantically related elements, within and across semantic fields.’
    • ‘These semantic parameters instantiate nonlocal connections between distant semantic fields and create a complex web of mutual influences.’
    • ‘Not acknowledging the self-absorption in works that ‘rhyme’ falsifies our account of the semiotic and semantic fields created by literary rules and hypotheses.’


semantic field