[mee-ning] /ˈmi nɪŋ/
what is intended to be, or actually is, expressed or indicated; signification; import:
the three meanings of a word.
the end, purpose, or significance of something:
What is the meaning of life? What is the meaning of this intrusion?
intentioned (usually used in combination):
She’s a well-meaning person.
full of significance; expressive:
a meaning look.
the sense or significance of a word, sentence, symbol, etc; import; semantic or lexical content
the purpose underlying or intended by speech, action, etc
the inner, symbolic, or true interpretation, value, or message: the meaning of a dream
valid content; efficacy: a law with little or no meaning
expressive of some sense, intention, criticism, etc: a meaning look
“sense, import, intent,” c.1300, from mean (v.).
- Meaning-text theory
noun a theory of natural language as having bidirectional meaning, the principle that language consists in a mapping from the content or meaning (semantics) of an utterance to its form or text (phonetics) Word Origin created by Russian linguist Igor A. Mel’čuk
noun 1. . noun 1. the latitude of the point that is midway between two parallels on the same side of the equator.
noun, Psycholinguistics. 1. the mean number of morphemes produced per sentence, used especially as a measure of child language development. Abbreviation: MLU.
- Mean lethal dose
noun 1. another term for median lethal dose