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Meaning of SIGNIFICATION

Pronunciation:  `signufu'keyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the message that is intended or expressed or signified; "what is the meaning of this sentence"; "the significance of a red traffic light"; "the signification of Chinese characters"; "the import of his announcement was ambigtuous"
 

SIGNIFICATION is a 13 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: import, meaning, significance
 
 See Also: burden, connotation, content, core, effect, essence, gist, grammatical meaning, intension, intent, lesson, lexical meaning, message, moral, nicety, nuance, overtone, point, purport, referent, refinement, sense, shade, signified, spirit, subject matter, substance, subtlety, symbolisation, symbolization

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sig`ni*fi*ca"tion\, n. [F. signification, L.
significatio.]
1. The act of signifying; a making known by signs or other
   means.

         A signification of being pleased.     --Landor.

         All speaking or signification of one's mind implies
         an act or addres of one man to another. --South.

2. That which is signified or made known; that meaning which
   a sign, character, or token is intended to convey; as, the
   signification of words.

 

 

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