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Definition 1: the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something - [noun denoting communication]

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

  • the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached

Synonyms for signifier in the sense of this definition

(signifier is a kind of ...) a unit of language that native speakers can identify

"words are the blocks from which sentences are made" "he hardly said ten words all morning"

(... is a kind of signifier ) a word formed from the initial letters of the several words in the name and pronounced as one word

"`NATO' is an initialism for North Atlantic Treaty Organization" "the word `scuba' is an acronym for s(elf)-c(ontained) u(nderwater) b(reathing) a(pparatus)"

(... is a kind of signifier ) a shortened form of a word or phrase

(... is a kind of signifier ) the form of a word that heads a lexical entry and is alphabetized in a dictionary

(... is a kind of signifier ) a simple form inferred as the common basis from which related words in several languages can be derived by linguistic processes

(... is a kind of signifier ) (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed

"thematic vowels are part of the stem"

(... is a kind of signifier ) a word form that has entered the language through the perpetuation of an error

(... is a kind of signifier ) the form of a word that is used to denote a singleton

(... is a kind of signifier ) the form of a word that is used to denote more than one

(signifier belongs to category ...) the scientific study of language

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