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Noun: signifier  'sig-ni,fI(-u)r
  1. (linguistics) the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something
    "the inflected signifiers of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached";
    - form, word form, descriptor

Derived forms: signifiers

Type of: word

Encyclopedia: Signifier