[ sig-nuh-fahy-er ]
/ ˈsɪg nəˌfaɪ ər /


a person or thing that signifies.
the configuration of sound elements or other linguistic symbols representing a word or other meaningful unit in a language.
Compare signified.

Origin of signifier

First recorded in 1525–35; signify + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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