Semiotic [theory] – “the description of the dynamic process of being in relation of any sort” (Smiraglia 2014a, 24). “Semiotic theory originated with American philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce” (23).
Semiotic [sign] – “For Peirce, the sign consists of three components. These are the Representamen, the Interpretant, and the Object. The representamen is the concept as signal, the interpretant is the concept as reception, and the object is the concept as perception” (24).