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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something.

Usage examples (34)
  • The ideas behind the words, the signified beyond the signifier, is what really matters.
  • If we presume the signifier is the signified we fall into the trap of logocentrism.
  • Both are psychological: the signifier is a “sound - image,” the signified is the concept associated with this sound-image.
  • Two of these are bodies: the signifier which is the utterance and the name-bearer which gets signified. for more
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