Definition of significacio in US English:

significacio

(also significatio)

noun

  • A parallel or second meaning not directly stated in a text; the deeper or implied meaning of an allegory, emblem, symbol, etc.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Rosemond Tuve (1903–1964). From classical Latin significātiō (in post-classical Latin also significacio) signification.

Pronunciation

significacio

/ˌsɪɡnɪfɪˈkɑːsɪəʊ/