Definition of signified in English:


Line breaks: sig¦ni|fied
Pronunciation: /ˈsɪgnɪfʌɪd


  • The meaning or idea expressed by a sign, as distinct from the physical form in which it is expressed. Compare with signifier.
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    • 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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