signifier

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noun sig·ni·fi·er \ˈsig-nə-ˌfī(-ə)r\

Definition of signifier

  1. 1 :  one that signifies

  2. 2 :  a symbol, sound, or image (such as a word) that represents an underlying concept or meaning — compare signified

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