Definitions for: Signification

[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"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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.

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

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