signification

Definitions of signification
  1. noun
    the message that is intended or expressed or signified
    “the signification of Chinese characters”
    synonyms: import, meaning, significance
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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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