Definition of signifiant in English:

signifiant

Line breaks: si¦gni|fi¦ant
Pronunciation: /ˌsiːnjiːˈfjɒ̃
 
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noun

  • another term for signifier.
    More example sentences
    • I have retained the terms 'signified and 'signified' rather than use Harris's translation of signifiant as 'signal' and signifie as 'signification'.
    • Something can only be called a sign when it is possible to distinguish in it a signifiant and a signifie.

Origin

French.

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