# The Commens DictionaryQuote from ‘New Elements (Kaina stoiceia)’

Quote:

A symbol is defined as a sign which is fit to serve as such simply because it will be so interpreted.

[—] A symbol is a sign fit to be used as such because it determines the interpretant sign.

Date:
1904 [c.]
References:
EP 2:307
Citation:
‘Symbol’ (pub. 05.05.13-12:03). Quote in M. Bergman & S. Paavola (Eds.), The Commens Dictionary: Peirce's Terms in His Own Words. New Edition. Retrieved from http://www.commens.org/dictionary/entry/quote-new-elements-kaina-stoiceia-7.
Posted:
May 05, 2013, 12:03 by Sami Paavola
Last revised:
Nov 12, 2015, 17:58 by Mats Bergman