noun Date: 1939 a concept or meaning as distinguished from the sign through which it is communicated — compare signifier 2

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  • signified — [sig′nə fīd΄] n. Linguis. the object or concept represented by a SIGNIFIER (sense 2) …   English World dictionary

  • Signified — Signify Sig ni*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Signified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Signifying}.] [F. signifier, L. significare; signum a sign + ficare (in comp.) to make. See {Sign}, n., and { fy}.] 1. To show by a sign; to communicate by any conventional… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • signified — noun the meaning of a word or expression; the way in which a word or expression or situation can be interpreted the dictionary gave several senses for the word in the best sense charity is really a duty the signifier is linked to the signified •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • signified — /sig neuh fuyd /, n. Ling. the thing or concept denoted by a sign. Cf. signifier. [1630 40; SIGNIFY + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • signified — noun The concept or idea evoked by a sign. See Also: signifier, referent …   Wiktionary

  • signified — n. meaning of a word; meaning of an expression; thing or idea marked by a sign; meaning passed along by the signifier sig·ni·fy || sɪgnɪfaɪ v. represent, indicate; communicate, express, convey; have importance, have significance …   English contemporary dictionary

  • signified — noun Linguistics the meaning or idea expressed by a sign, as distinct from the physical form in which it is expressed …   English new terms dictionary

  • signified — sig•ni•fied [[t]ˈsɪg nəˌfaɪd[/t]] n. ling. Ling. the concept denoted by a signifier …   From formal English to slang

  • SIGNIFIER И SIGNIFIED — (Лингвистика) различие по отношению к любому лингвистическому знаку между термином (его звуковой формой) signifier и понятием (идеей), обозначаемым термином signified. Это различие было введено Соссюром. Другим подчеркнутым им аспектом знака был… …   Большой толковый социологический словарь

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