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Definitions of signification

  1. the message that is intended or expressed or signified; "what is the meaning of this sentence"; "the significance of a red traffic light"; "the signification of Chinese characters"; "the import of his announcement was ambigtuous" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. That which is signified or made known; that meaning which a sign, character, or token is intended to convey; as, the signification of words. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Act of signifying: that which is signified: meaning. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. That which is signified; meaning; the act of signifying. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. The act of signifying; that which is signified; meaning. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. Meaning; sense; import. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for signification

  1. The term received an improved and more noble signification in the times of chivalry, when the desire to please manifested itself in feats of arms, and personal conflict. – A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 5 (of 10) From "The Works of Voltaire - A Contemporary Version" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire) Commentator: John Morley Tobias Smollett H.G. Leigh
  2. 12: 13. This text as rendered in the Septuagint version brings out clearer the true signification Hear the end of the matter, the sum. – How to Live a Holy Life by C. E. Orr