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Definition of "signification" [sig•ni•fi•ca•tion]

  • The established meaning of a word. See Synonyms at meaning. (noun)
  • The act of signifying; indication. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "signification" in a sentence
  • "- The patrons of the Egyptian origin of the sacred name appeal to the common Egyptian formula, Nuk pu nuk but though its literal signification is “I am I”, its real meaning is “It is I who” …"
  • "As words convert to waves, their very signification is what gets left behind."
  • "The differential system that rules out voice from the byplay of linguistic signification is therefore an oscillatory mechanism through which voice itself may seem to stage its phantom evanescent renewal."