Signifier


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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.

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