C.S. PEIRCE, quoted by U. ECO, wrote: "By semiosis I mean an action, an influence, which is, or involves, a cooperation of three subjects, such as a sign, its object and its interpretant, this tri-relative influence not being in any way resolvable into actions between pairs" (1979, p.15).
Semiosis tends to be an ongoing process: "… in order to establish what the interpretant of a sign is, it is necessary to name it by means of another sign which in turn has another interpretant to be named by another sign and so on" (Ibid, p.68).
Semiosis thus parallels somehow the everbranching circulation of meanings within a semantic network.
Note: Ch.S. PEIRCE spelled "semeiosis" in lieu of "semiosis". The same observation has to be made about "semiotics"or "semeotics"
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