Meaningness



[mee-ning] /ˈmi nɪŋ/

noun
1.
what is intended to be, or actually is, expressed or indicated; signification; import:
the three meanings of a word.
2.
the end, purpose, or significance of something:
What is the meaning of life? What is the meaning of this intrusion?
3.
Linguistics.

adjective
4.
intentioned (usually used in combination):
She’s a well-meaning person.
5.
full of significance; expressive:
a meaning look.
/ˈmiːnɪŋ/
noun
1.
the sense or significance of a word, sentence, symbol, etc; import; semantic or lexical content
2.
the purpose underlying or intended by speech, action, etc
3.
the inner, symbolic, or true interpretation, value, or message: the meaning of a dream
4.
valid content; efficacy: a law with little or no meaning
5.
(philosophy)

adjective
6.
expressive of some sense, intention, criticism, etc: a meaning look
n.

“sense, import, intent,” c.1300, from mean (v.).

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