from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The established meaning of a word. See Synonyms at meaning.
- n. The act of signifying; indication.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act of signifying, or something that is signified; significance.
- n. Evidence for the existence of something.
- n. A meaning of a word.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of signifying; a making known by signs or other means.
- n. That which is signified or made known; that meaning which a sign, character, or token is intended to convey.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of signifying or making known; expression or indication of meaning in any manner.
- n. A fact as signified; an established or intended meaning; the import of anything by which thought is or may be communicated; connotation, or logical comprehension; implication; sense: as, the signification of a word or a gesture; the significations of mathematical and other conventional signs.
- n. Significance; occult meaning; a fact as inferable from a phenomenon of which it is said to be the signification.
- n. In French-Canadian law, the act of giving notice; notification.
- n. Synonyms Meaning, etc. See significance.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the message that is intended or expressed or signified
Latin significatio. (Wiktionary)