# The Commens DictionaryQuote from ‘On Signs [R]’

Quote:

A sign, or representamen, is something which stands to somebody for something in some respect or capacity. It addresses somebody, that is, creates in the mind of that person an equivalent sign, or perhaps a more developed sign. That sign which it creates I call the interpretant of the first sign.

Date:
1897 [c.]
References:
CP 2.228
Citation:
‘Interpretant’ (pub. 12.08.13-20:41). 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-signs-r-1.
Posted:
Aug 12, 2013, 20:41 by Sami Paavola
Last revised:
Jan 02, 2016, 15:50 by Mats Bergman