signifiant

[ see-nyee-fyahn; English sig-nuh-fahy-uh nt ]
/ si nyiˈfyɑ̃; English ˈsɪg nəˌfaɪ ənt /

noun, plural si·gni·fiants [see-nyee-fyahn; English sig-nuh-fahy-uh nts] /si nyiˈfyɑ̃; English ˈsɪg nəˌfaɪ ənts/. French. (in linguistics)

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Examples from the Web for signifiant

  • The numbers 88 and 14 are signifiant in neo-Nazi culture: “H” is the 8th letter of the alphabet; “HH” stands for “Heil Hitler.”

    Obama and the Neo-Nazis|Max Blumenthal|October 29, 2008|DAILY BEAST