What is signification?

  • (noun): The message that is intended or expressed or signified.
    Example: "The signification of Chinese characters"
    Synonyms: meaning, significance, import

Some articles on signification:

Post-structuralism - Theory - Destabilized Meaning
... In his essay "Signification and Sense," Emmanuel Levinas remarked on this new field of semantic inquiry...language refers to the position of the listener ... Every verbal signification lies at the confluence of countless semantic rivers ... — Levinas, Signification and Sense, Humanism of the Other, tr ...
Mere (lake) - Derivation of The Word - Signification
... A good indication of what people of the past thought the word meant can be found in place-names ... Though care must be taken to avoid confusion with words derived from the same root as the Latin murus (wall) which generally include the concept of 'boundary' ...
Albert Of Saxony (philosopher) - Philosophy
... Albert believed that signification rests on a referential relation of the sign to the individual thing, and that the spoken sign depends for its ... Albert established signification through a referential relation to a singular thing defining the relation of the spoken to conceptual signs as a relation of subordination ... logicians, do not have a proper and determinate signification but rather modify the signification of the other terms in the propositions in which they occur ...
Poststructuralists - Theory - Destabilized Meaning
... In his essay "Signification and Sense," Emmanuel Levinas remarked on this new field of semantic inquiry...language refers to the position of the listener and the speaker, that is, to the contingency of their story ... Every verbal signification lies at the confluence of countless semantic rivers ... — Levinas, Signification and Sense, Humanism of the Other, tr ...
Sign
... or expressed in the semiotic relationship of Signification Significance (i.e ... people may speak of the significance of events, the signification of characters, the meaning of sentences, or the import of a communication ... signs to their objects are called modes of signification ...