Definition of signifier in English:

signifier

Line breaks: sig¦ni|fier
Pronunciation: /ˈsɪɡnɪfʌɪə
 
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noun

Linguistics
A sign’s physical form (such as a sound, printed word, or image) as distinct from its meaning. Compare with signified.
More example sentences
  • In Saussure's theory of linguistics, the signifier is the sound and the signified is the thought.
  • Phonology was of linguistic interest only to the extent that sound patterns functioned as signifiers.
  • They draw attention to contingent referents, the signifiers and the sign-systems that position subjects as such.

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