signification

[ sig-nuh-fi-key-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF signification
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Moreover, they will know the signification of this appetite.

What if my Lady's refusal to receive this evening may have some signification in it?

This rite may have the signification of looking for children.

Still it is according to a words present signification that we must apply it now.

What is the signification of these day symbols in this connection?

Signification expresses the self-reflective dimension of signs.

The sight was as distinct in its signification as a yawning grave.

At the outset, in the case of any art, we have some knowledge of the signification of its terms.

But still the question remains—Has it any, and what signification?

The signification of the designs on e and f is unknown to me.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "symbolization, representation," from Old French significacion and directly from Latin significationem (nominative significatio) "a signifying, indication, expression, sign, token, meaning, emphasis," noun of action from past participle stem of significare "make known, indicate" (see signify). From late 14c. as "meaning" (of a word, etc.).

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