Signifier

(redirected from Signifié)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

Signifier

 

the formal aspect of a linguistic sign. The signifier is inseparably linked to the other aspect of a sign, the signified. The signifier is an abstract unit of language that represents a class of entities—sometimes called signals—of the expression plane. Unlike the signal, which can transmit many concrete “messages,” a given signifier is such only in relation to a single signified.

REFERENCES

See references under .