Definition of signifiant in English:

signifiant

noun

  • another term for signifier
    • ‘I have retained the terms 'signified and 'signified' rather than use Harris's translation of signifiant as 'signal' and signifie as 'signification'.’
    • ‘Something can only be called a sign when it is possible to distinguish in it a signifiant and a signifie.’

Origin

French.

Pronunciation

signifiant

/sēˌnyifēˈänt/