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English definition of “meaning”

meaning

noun
 
 
/ˈmiːnɪŋ/
EXPRESS [C, U] B1 The meaning of words, signs, or actions is what they express or represent: The word 'squash' has several meanings. The meaning of her gesture was clear.Meaning and significanceTypifying, illustrating and exemplifying
PURPOSE [U, no plural] B2 purpose or emotional importance: She felt that her life had no meaning.ImportanceUseful or advantageous
(Definition of meaning from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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