signification

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noun sig·ni·fi·ca·tion \ˌsig-nə-fə-ˈkā-shən\

Definition of signification

  1. 1a :  the act or process of signifying by signs or other symbolic meansb :  a formal notification

  2. 2 :  purport; especially :  the meaning that a term, symbol, or character regularly conveys or is intended to convey

  3. 3 chiefly dialectal :  importance, consequence

Examples of signification in a sentence

  1. <we should assume that the author is using the word in its ordinary signification>

14th Century

First Known Use of signification

14th century



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