Definition of signification noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

signification

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌsɪɡnɪfɪˈkeɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsɪɡnɪfɪˈkeɪʃn//
 
(formal or linguistics)[uncountable, countable]
 
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the exact meaning of something, especially a word or phrase Word Origin Middle English: via Old French from Latin significatio(n-), from significare ‘indicate’, from signum ‘token’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: signification