signification

Definitions of signification
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n the message that is intended or expressed or signified

“the signification of Chinese characters”
Synonyms:
import, meaning, significance
Types:
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lexical meaning
the meaning of a content word that depends on the nonlinguistic concepts it is used to express
grammatical meaning
the meaning of a word that depends on its role in a sentence; varies with inflectional form
symbolisation, symbolization
the use of symbols to convey meaning
sense, signified
the meaning of a word or expression; the way in which a word or expression or situation can be interpreted
connotation, intension
what you must know in order to determine the reference of an expression
referent
something referred to; the object of a reference
burden, core, effect, essence, gist
the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
intent, purport, spirit
the intended meaning of a communication
lesson, moral
the significance of a story or event
nicety, nuance, refinement, shade, subtlety
a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude
overtone
(usually plural) an ulterior implicit meaning or quality
point
a brief version of the essential meaning of something
acceptation, word meaning, word sense
the accepted meaning of a word
antecedent
the referent of an anaphor; a phrase or clause that is referred to by an anaphoric pronoun
denotatum
an actual object referred to by a linguistic expression
designatum
something (whether existing or not) that is referred to by a linguistic expression
bottom line
the decisive point
crux, crux of the matter
the most important point
rallying point
a point or principle on which scattered or opposing groups can come together
talking point
an especially persuasive point helping to support an argument or discussion
Type of:
content, message, subject matter, substance
what a communication that is about something is about

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