signification

[ sig-nuh-fi-key-shuh n ]
/ ˌsɪg nə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən /

noun

meaning; import; sense.
the act or fact of signifying; indication.

Origin of signification

1250–1300; Middle English significacion (< Old French signification, significaciun) < Latin significātiōn- (stem of significātiō) signal, emphasis, meaning, equivalent to significāt(us), past participle of significāre to signify (see -ate1) + -iōn- -ion

Related forms

non·sig·ni·fi·ca·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for signification

signification

/ (ˌsɪɡnɪfɪˈkeɪʃən) /

noun

something that is signified; meaning or sense
the act of signifying
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