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Definition 1: the message that is intended or expressed or signified - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where signification or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • what is the meaning of this sentence
  • the significance of a red traffic light
  • the signification of Chinese characters
  • the import of his announcement was ambiguous

Synonyms for signification in the sense of this definition

(signification is a kind of ...) what a communication that is about something is about

(... is a kind of signification ) (usually plural) an ulterior implicit meaning or quality

"overtones of despair"

(... is a kind of signification ) a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude

"without understanding the finer nuances you can't enjoy the humor" "don't argue about shades of meaning"

(... is a kind of signification ) the significance of a story or event

"the moral of the story is to love thy neighbor"

(... is a kind of signification ) the intended meaning of a communication

(... is a kind of signification ) the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work

(... is a kind of signification ) something referred to; the object of a reference

(... is a kind of signification ) what you must know in order to determine the reference of an expression

(... is a kind of signification ) the meaning of a word or expression; the way in which a word or expression or situation can be interpreted

"the dictionary gave several senses for the word" "in the best sense charity is really a duty" "the signifier is linked to the signified"

(... is a kind of signification ) the use of symbols to convey meaning

(... is a kind of signification ) the meaning of a word that depends on its role in a sentence; varies with inflectional form

(... is a kind of signification ) the meaning of a content word that depends on the nonlinguistic concepts it is used to express

(... is a kind of signification ) a brief version of the essential meaning of something

"get to the point" "he missed the point of the joke" "life has lost its point"

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