The Commens Dictionary
Quote from ‘Sign’
A symbol is a sign which would lose the character which renders it a sign if there were no interpretant. Such is any utterance of speech which signifies what it does only by virtue of its being understood to have that signification.
DPP2, 527; CP 2.304
‘Symbol’ (pub. 28.04.13-19:18). 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-sign-1.