noun sig·nif·i·cate \-kə̇t, -fəˌkāt\

Definition of significate



  1. 1 :  a thing that is signified or indicated

  2. 2 :  one of several characters or instances signified by a common term

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Origin and Etymology of significate

Middle English significat, from Latin significatum, from neuter of significatus, past participle of significare

First Known Use: 15th century

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capable of being understood in two ways

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