A mental state that is caused by perception of a physical stimulus through senses or, recursively, of a mental state; can be a cause for physical actions through the motor mechanisms or for updating mental models and learning.
That which is signified, whether by act lanquage; signification; sense; import; as, the meaning of a hint.
Sense; power of thinking.
( sense): content of a linguistic unit, defined in terms that are relative to its context and communicational situation.
A quality of enhanced significance or value based on human actions and perceptions.
The sense or significance of a word, sentence, symbol, etc.; the import that one conveys or intends to convey, especially by language; connotation (set of properties implied by a term); denotation (reference of a term).
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"
rich in significance or implication; "a meaning look"; "pregnant with meaning"
a group of several KVN words, from several languages, that all seem to mean about the same thing
a mind thing, a significance is a life experience -- it is existential
Referential meaning: Allusion to particular pieces of shared prior knowledge outside the film which the viewer is expected to recognize. 2. Explicit meaning: Significance presented overtly, usually in language and often near the film's beginning or end. 3. Implicit meaning: Sig nificance left tacit, for the viewer to discover upon analysis or reflection. 4. Symptomatic meaning: Significance which the film divulges, often "against its will," by virtue of its historical or social context.
1. The significance gained by the process of definition. 2. The recognition of a pattern of relations that, generalized to an abstraction, can have different expressions. In other words, the recognition of an abstract generalized significance as a result of a repetitive pattern, a group including similar concepts. The recognition of an average. 3. There are two kinds of meaning: meaning that is significance, which is meaning in quantity (which has continuity in time), and meaning that is structure, which is meaning in quality (which has continuity in its logical evolution).
the sense is
what is meant by, or the significance or importance of, a word, sentence or event meaning-truth platitude the principle that the truth value of a statement depends only on its meaning and the state of the world in certain respects
In linguistics, meaning is the content carried by the words or signs exchanged by people when communicating through language. Restated, the communication of meaning is the purpose and function of language. A communicated meaning will (more or less accurately) replicate between individuals either a direct perception or some sentient derivation thereof.
A non-linguistic meaning is an actual or possible derivation from sentience, which is not associated with signs that have any original or primary intent of communication. It is a general term of art used to capture a number of different senses of the word "meaning", independently from its linguistic uses.
In semiotics, the meaning of a sign is its place in a sign relation, in other words, the set of roles that it occupies within a given sign relation. This statement holds whether sign is taken to mean a sign type or a sign token. Defined in these global terms, the meaning of a sign is not in general analyzable with full exactness into completely localized terms, but aspects of its meaning can be given approximate analyses, and special cases of sign relations frequently admit of more local analyses.