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DefinedMeaning talk:no (5576)

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This definition is that of an expression, not of what is expressed. In other words, it's a definition a the signifier, not of the signified. A definition of "cow" (the signified) is "Female bovine animal (Bos taurus) of the subfamily Bovinae of the family Bovidae.", not "(Word) used to refer to a female bovine animal (Bos taurus) of the subfamily Bovinae of the family Bovidae.", which would be a definition of the signifier: the word "cow", not of the cow itself. A cow is an animal, while "cow" is a word. The former has horns while the latter has letters. The same way, a definition of "no" could be "I agree with your negatively formulated statement.", rather than "A word…". --Fiable.biz 00:52, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

In the online dictionary tlfi , they also write a definition of the signifier, not the signified (as far as I understand). For example for "non", the first definitions says [Récuse un énoncé positif ou refuse l'état des choses en situation discursive]. They use extra brackets for such definitions to indicate this. I am not sure if it is always possible to avoid this. --Kip 06:56, 5 October 2011 (UTC)