UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌsɪɡnɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˌsɪgnəfɪˈkeɪʃən/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(sig′nə fi kāshən)

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
sig•ni•fi•ca•tion  (sig′nə fi kāshən),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. meaning;
  2. the act or fact of signifying;
  • Latin significātiōn- (stem of significātiō) signal, emphasis, meaning, equivalent. to significāt(us), past participle of significāre to signify (see -ate1) + -iōn- -ion
  • Old French signification, significaciun)
  • Middle English significacion ( 1250–1300

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
signification /ˌsɪɡnɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/ n
  1. something that is signified; meaning or sense
  2. the act of signifying
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
sig•ni•fy /ˈsɪgnəˌfaɪ/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object], -fied, -fy•ing. 
  1. to make known:All those in favor, please signify your agreement by saying "Aye.''
  2. to be a sign of; have the meaning of:A sign showing a cigarette inside a red circle with a red line through it signifies "No smoking.''
sig•ni•fi•ca•tion /ˌsɪgnəfɪˈkeɪʃən/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable]See -sign-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
sig•ni•fy  (signə fī′),USA pronunciation v.,  -fied, -fy•ing. 
  1. to make known by signs, speech, or action.
  2. to be a sign of;

  1. to be of importance or consequence.
signi•fi′a•ble, adj. 
  • Latin significāre to make a sign, indicate, mention, denote. See sign, -ify
  • Old French signifier
  • Middle English signifien 1200–50
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged signal, express, indicate.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged represent, indicate, denote, betoken, imply.

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