Sig"ni*fi*ed (?), F. signifier, L. significare; signum a sign + -ficare (in comp.)

1. v. past tense of signify. See Sign, n., and -fy.]

2. n. that which the signifier stands for: a thing, place, person, monkey, idea. The thing in the world or without that we wish to speak about with our word-symbols.

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