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1. Loosely, meaning.

2. A distinct meaning of a word or expression as defined in a dictionary.

3. (semiotics) The conceptual meaning of a sign; in the Saussurean model, the signified; in the Peircean model, the interpretant: see also semiotic triangle; compare reference.

4. A subjective category of sensory impressions: a sensory modality (traditionally, sight, hearing, touch, taste, or smell).

Subjects: Media Studies.

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