1. The act of signifying; a making known by signs or other means.
A signification of being pleased. --Landor.
All speaking or signification of one's mind implies an act or addres of one man to another. --South.
2. That which is signified or made known; that meaning which a sign, character, or token is intended to convey; as, the signification of words.
n : the message that is intended or expressed or signified;
"what is the meaning of this sentence"; "the significance
of a red traffic light"; "the signification of Chinese
characters"; "the import of his announcement was
ambigtuous" [syn: meaning, significance, import]