Definition of Signification

1. Noun. The message that is intended or expressed or signified. "The import of his announcement was ambiguous"




Definition of Signification

1. n. The act of signifying; a making known by signs or other means.

Definition of Signification

1. Noun. The act of signifying, or something that is signified; significance. ¹

2. Noun. Evidence for the existence of something. ¹

3. Noun. A meaning of a word. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Signification

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Signification

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significance
significance level
significance levels
significances
significancies
significancy
significand
significands
significant
significant digit
significant figure
significant other
significant others
significantly
signification (current term)
significations
significative
significativity
significator
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signifiers
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signifiest
signifieth
signify

Literary usage of Signification

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1. The Works of John Locke, in Nine Volumes by John Locke (1824)
"If the signification of the names of substances of mixed modes are uncertain, because there doubtful sig- be no reai standards existing in nature, ..."

2. Elements of Criticism by Henry Home Kames, James Robert Boyd (1855)
"Beauty of Language from a Resemblance between Sound and signification. 451. A RESEMBLANCE between the sound of certain words and their signification, ..."

3. Elements of Criticism by Henry Home Kames, James Robert Boyd (1869)
"Beauty of Language from a Resemblance between Sound and signification. 451. A RESEMBLANCE between the sound of certain words and their signification, ..."

4. Elements of Criticism by Henry Home Kames (1870)
"This is an error; and to avoid it, I shall give examples of the various resemblances between sound and signification, accompanied with an endeavor to ..."

5. Elements of Criticism by Henry Home Kames (1861)
"Beauty of Language from a Resemblance between Sound and signification. ... A RESEMBLANCE between the sound of certain words and their signification, ..."

6. An Essay Concerning Human Understanding by John Locke (1849)
"The use, then, of words is to be sensible marks of ideas, and the ideas they stand for are their proper and immediate signification. ..."

7. Epea Pteroenta =: Or, The Diversions of Purley by John Horne Tooke (1806)
"(p) What are the attributes of no signification ! And how signification and no signification can be linked together ! (il) If common reason alone was not ..."

8. A Latin Grammar for the Use of Schools by Johan Nikolai Madvig, George Woods (1857)
"Various verbs in Latin have a passive form with an active signification, in some cases transitive, in others intransitive, eg hortor, I exhort, morior, ..."

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