Etymology
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signification (n.)

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.). Old English used getacnung as a loan-translation of Latin significatio.

updated on February 23, 2018

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Definitions of signification from WordNet

signification (n.)
the message that is intended or expressed or signified;
the signification of Chinese characters
Synonyms: meaning / significance / import
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