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signified Syllabification: sig·ni·fied
Pronunciation: /ˈsiɡnəˌfīd/

Definition of signified in English:


The meaning or idea expressed by a sign, as distinct from the physical form in which it is expressed. Compare with signifier.
Example sentences
  • It is a naive mistake, however, to suppose that the Renaissance restored or reintegrated classical culture, or in any sense reunited classical signifiers with their classical signifieds.
  • Part of the attraction was the hope that a formal discipline which required one to name signifiers and signifieds would display convincingly the ideological contents of various activities.
  • There is a perpetual shift in the relationship between signifiers and signifieds.

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