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meaning, significance, mean, signify, semantic, semantics

Auslan SignbankDictionary#3043 meaning
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As a Noun: 1. The thing that a single unit of a language (word or sign) or a whole expression refers to or expresses. Often this 'thing' is just other words and signs, rather than something you can point at. English = meaning, significance. 2. The study of the meaning of words, signs, and sentences. English = semantics. 3. As a Verb or Adjective: 1. Of a unit of language (word or sign) or a whole expression, to refer to a thing or idea or express something. English = mean. Formal English = signify. 2. In the area of language, anything that relates to meaning. English = semantic.