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absent signifier


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1. A particular feature which is perceived as missing from a representation in any medium, especially where it is ‘notable by its absence’, breaching expectations. See also commutation test; deconstruction; paradigm; markedness.

2. A medium, tool, or representational code which is phenomenologically transparent. See also imaginary signifier.

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