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Meaning of signifier

sig•ni•fier

Pronunciation: (sig'nu-fī"ur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or thing that signifies.
  2. the configuration of sound elements or other linguistic symbols representing a word or other meaningful unit in a language. Cf.
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