Definition of presignificative in English:

presignificative

adjective

Literary Theory
  • Characterized by presignification.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in John Harvey (bap. 1564, d. 1592), astrologer. From classical Latin praesignifīcāt-, past participial stem of praesignifīcāre presignify + -ive. Compare French présignificatif.

Pronunciation

presignificative

/ˌpriːsɪɡˈnɪfɪkətɪv/