Signifiers

signifier

[sig-nuh-fahy-er]
noun
1.
a person or thing that signifies.
2.
the configuration of sound elements or other linguistic symbols representing a word or other meaningful unit in a language.
Compare signified.


Origin:
1525–35; signify + -er1

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signifier

noun
the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something; "the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached" [syn: form
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