1. Linguistics and semiotics. a material form of a sign that is opposite to the idea or concept indicated. It is the spoken or written word. 2. According to James Lacan it is a symbol, word or symptom standing for an aspect of a patient's unconscious.

SIGNIFIER: "A signifier, according to James Lacan means that our conscious in structured like language."
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