• WordNet 3.6
    • n signification 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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Signification 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 The act of signifying; a making known by signs or other means. "A signification of being pleased.""All speaking or signification of one's mind implies an act or addres of one man to another."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n signification The act of signifying or making known; expression or indication of meaning in any manner.
    • n signification A fact as signified; an established or intended meaning; the import of anything by which thought is or may be communicated; connotation, or logical comprehension; implication; sense: as, the signification of a word or a gesture; the significations of mathematical and other conventional signs.
    • n signification Significance; occult meaning; a fact as inferable from a phenomenon of which it is said to be the signification.
    • n signification In French-Canadian law, the act of giving notice; notification.
    • n signification Synonyms Meaning, etc. See significance.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Signification act of signifying: that which is signified: meaning
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  • Samuel Johnson
    “Lexicographer: a writer of dictionaries, a harmless drudge, that busies himself in tracing the original, and detailing the signification of words.”
  • Albert Camus
    “Just as all thought, and primarily that of non-signification, signifies something, so there is no art that has no signification.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. signification, L. significatio,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. significāre, -ātum, signum, a sign, facĕre, to make.


In literature:

Just as a bar has the meaning five, and a dot one, so the shell often has the signification of zero.
"Animal Figures in the Maya Codices" by Alfred M. Tozzer and Glover M. Allen
Etymology was divine history, voicing the idea of God in man's origin and signification.
"Modern Religious Cults and Movements" by Gaius Glenn Atkins
He is no friend of education, in its proper signification, who patronizes some one institution, and neglects all others.
"Thoughts on Educational Topics and Institutions" by George S. Boutwell
Every hoof-beat upon the road was eloquent with signification for them.
"The Border Boys Across the Frontier" by Fremont B. Deering
If this argument has any weight, the treaty itself can have no signification.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
SIGN: sign; sig'nal (-ize); sig'net; sig'nify; signif'icant; signif'icance; significa'tion; assign' (Lat.
"New Word-Analysis" by William Swinton
The signification of the cooing and the grunting sounds remains the same.
"The Mind of the Child, Part II" by W. Preyer
The wording was not literally thus, but such was its obvious and only signification.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
What is the signification of the red numerals of the series?
"Aids to the Study of the Maya Codices" by Cyrus Thomas
The Infinitive simply expresses the signification of the verb; as, Cheezechegang, to do; Chegegedoong, to speak.
"Sketch of Grammar of the Chippeway Languages" by John Summerfield

In news:

He first received recognition for two works completed in 1982: "Sculpture II" and "Action-Situation-Signification.
OYE shines some light, Signif fuels up and Pizzle & Haz Solo rep Milwaukee.
A recent study indicates that here in Indiana, the bridge between wealthy and poor has signific.

In science:

The experience o f an expert can be reused for the development of recovery procedures in case of emergencies. With some imagination , one can signific antly expand this li st of possib le applications.
Bounded Input Bounded Predefined Control Bounded Output
Most of our statistics reveal no signifant difference between the codes, but we see some clear trends in the evolution of the energy spectra.
Numerical comparison of Riemann solvers for astrophysical hydrodynamics
This clearly shows that the keypoints selected correspond to specific parts of the object category, such as the wheels or the side skirt, which means they have a semantic signification relative to the object category.
Visual object categorization with new keypoint-based adaBoost features
Th. However, only the stresses have signif icant correlations with BV/TV : a) σy versus BV/TV: quasi static p = 0.023, dynamic p = 0 .007, b) σp versus BV/TV : quasi static p = 0.002, dynamic p = 0.001. For dynamic tests, σp is also correlated with Tb.
Dynamic behavior and microstructural properties of cancellous bone
In this way, the number of f ields, sources and ghosts which are necessary for the localization could be reduced (from 30 to 22) without signif icantly lowering the symmetry content of the theory.
Gauge Theories on Deformed Spaces