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  • Their solution that the significatum totale or significatum adaequatum of a conclusion or proposition is the object of knowledge is not confined to conclusions or propositions concerning accidents, such as ˜homo est albus™, whose significatum totale is hominem esse album (which itself is a significabile per complexum).

    Nicole Oresme Kirschner, Stefan 2009

  • Behind it is the fundamental view that regardless of whether a word is used in some context or not, it always has a significatum, i.e., the universal nature or essence it signifies, which can be separated from what the word comes to mean in a specific context.

    Peter of Spain Spruyt, Joke 2007

  • On words with different meanings in virtue of a difference of accent (De vocabulis quae diversum significatum exhibent secundum differentiam accentus), ed. L.W. Daly, American Philosophical Society Memoirs 151, Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1983.

    John Philoponus Wildberg, Christian 2007

  • Thus, the real proposition, the ultimate significatum of a sentence that exists in our minds qua object of an act of judgment, can be equated with a state of affairs only in relation to its structure and semantic value, but not ontologically.

    Walter Burley Conti, Alessandro 2004

  • Therefore, according to Burley's final view, the sense/significatum dichotomy is not equivalent to the intension/extension dichotomy, the latter being a sub-division of the former.

    Walter Burley Conti, Alessandro 2004

  • In the De suppositionibus and De puritate the same idea is expressed by the definition of the formal supposition as the supposition that a term has when it supposits for its significatum or for the singular objects that instantiate it.

    Walter Burley Conti, Alessandro 2004

  • Contrary to Ockham's concept of sign, it is not the logical function of referring to a significatum that stands in the foreground, but rather the sign's relation to a cognitive power.

    Medieval Semiotics Meier-Oeser, Stephan 2003

  • Et quod ilius loci Ianisseri illos impedirent, significatum est: vt illi illis nocumento sint nullo modo concedimus.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation 2003

  • What gives the sign its linguistic value is the system of differences, on the one hand between signifiers, on the other be - tween signifieds (or significata, some writers in English preferring “significatum” to “signified” as a noun).


  • Quod utique degradationibus et excommunicationibus significatum est esse faciendum in hoc tempore, cum in ecclesiae disciplina visibilis fuerat gladius cessaturus.

    The Works of Mr. George Gillespie (Vol. 1 of 2) George Gillespie 1630


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