in·ter·pre·tant | \-)ətə-\
plural -s

Definition of interpretant 

1a : the disposition or readiness of an interpreter to respond to a sign

b : a sign or set of signs that interprets another sign

c : the response or reaction to a sign

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History and Etymology for interpretant

Latin interpretant-, interpretans, present participle of interpretari

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