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Signification meaning

signification - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of signifying; a making known by signs or other means.
  2. 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.

signification - examples of usage

  1. Hence on the reading of the name of this opponent of Shalmanesar in the inscriptions I cannot place special weight, especially as the Assyrian symbol for the deity in the name in question is well known to have more than one signification. - "The History of Antiquity, Vol. II (of VI)", Max Duncker.
  2. It is not said, be it observed, that the establishment of such facts teaches us the doctrine of evolution, but that the doctrine assures us of the facts; and the utterances constantly met with, of which the above is a fair sample, have no signification if they do not mean this. - "The Old Riddle and the Newest Answer", John Gerard.
  3. Every writer who wishes to be understood uses his words in their usual signification. - "Slavery and the Constitution", William Ingersoll Bowditch.
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