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sinsign (plural sinsigns)
- (Peircean semiotics) A sign that consists in a reaction/resistance, an actual singular thing or occurrence.
- 1985, Charles S[anders] Peirce, “Logic as Semiotic: The Theory of Signs”, in Robert E. Innis, editor, Semiotics: An Introductory Anthology, Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press, →ISBN, page 20:
- A Rhematic Indexical Legisign [e.g., a demonstrative pronoun] is any general type or law, however established, which requires each instance of it to be really affected by its Object in such a manner as merely to draw attention to that Object. Each Replica of it will be a Rhematic Indexical Sinsign of a peculiar kind. The Interpretant of a Rhematic Indexical Legisign represents it as an Iconic Legisign; and so it is, in a measure – but in a very small measure.
- 1995, Victorino Tejera, Literature, Criticism, and the Theory of Signs [Semiotic Crossroads; 7], Amsterdam; Philadelphia, Pa.: John Benjamins Publishing Company, →ISBN, page 137:
- Rhematic Indexical Sinsign: As an object of raw experience, a burst of unplanned hollering is a rhematic indexical sinsign: it directs attention to the object which caused the presence of the sign […] .