<theory> The meaning of a string in some language, as opposed to syntax which describes how symbols may be combined independent of their meaning.

The semantics of a programming language is a function from programs to answers. A program is a closed term and, in practical languages, an answer is a member of the syntactic category of values. The two main kinds are denotational semantics and operational semantics.

(01 Mar 1995)

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The expressed meaning of sentences, and words.

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The relationships between symbols and their meanings.

(12 Dec 1998)

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