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

 

signifier

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈsɪɡnɪfaɪə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪɡnɪfaɪər//
 
(linguistics)
 
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the form of a linguistic sign, for example its sound or its printed form, rather than the meaning it expresses compare signified
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: signifier