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Related to signified: signifier and signified
The concept that a signifier denotes.
[Translation of French signifié, past participle of signifier, to signify.]
(Linguistics) linguistics the meaning expressed by a sign rather than the physical form it is expressed in
Ling. the concept denoted by a signifier.
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|Noun||1.||signified - 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"|
meaning, signification, import, significance - 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 ambiguous"