Signifier vs Denotative - What's the difference?

signifier | denotative |


As a noun signifier

is (linguistics) the sound of spoken word or string of letters on a page that a person recognizes as a sign.

As an adjective denotative is

that denotes or names; designative.

signifier

English

(Intension)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (linguistics) The sound of spoken word or string of letters on a page that a person recognizes as a sign.
  • denotative

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • That denotes or names; designative
  • * (Oliver Sacks), Seeing Voices: A Journey into the World of the Deaf
  • There was still no concept of language (arithmetical symbolism, perhaps, is not a language, is not denotative in the same sense as words).
  • Specific to the primary meaning of a term
  • Anagrams

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