1. [syn: meaning, significance, signification, import]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Signification \Sig`ni*fi*ca"tion\, n. [F. signification, L.
1. The act of signifying; a making known by signs or other
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: 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 ambiguous"
[syn: meaning, significance, signification, import]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
96 Moby Thesaurus words for "signification":
acceptation, affective meaning, allocation, assignment,
attribution, bearing, characterization, coloring, connotation,
consequence, construction, denomination, denotation, designation,
determination, differentiation, disclosure, drift, effect, essence,
expression, extension, fingering, fixing, force, gist,
grammatical meaning, hint, idea, identification, impact,
implication, import, indication, indicativeness, intendment,
intension, lexical meaning, literal meaning, magnitude,
manifestation, meaning, message, moment, momentousness, naming,
overtone, pertinence, picking out, pinning down, pith, point,
pointing, pointing out, pointing to, practical consequence,
precision, purport, range of meaning, real meaning, reference,
referent, relation, relevance, scope, selection, semantic cluster,
semantic field, sense, show, showing, significance, significancy,
significatum, signifie, signifying, span of meaning, specification,
spirit, stipulation, structural meaning, substance, suggestion,
sum, sum and substance, symbolic meaning, symptomaticness, tenor,
totality of associations, transferred meaning, unadorned meaning,
understanding, undertone, value, weight, weightiness
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):
SIGNIFICATION, French law. The notice given of a decree, sentence or other