: a concept or meaning as distinguished from the sign through which it is communicated — compare signifiersense 2
Examples of signified in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebBinet’s characters carry on with all of the arbitrariness of signifiers that have been freed from their signifieds.
Sven Birkerts, New Republic, 20 Sep. 2017
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