# The Commens DictionaryQuote from ‘Letters to Lady Welby’

Quote:

I define a Symbol as a sign which is determined by its dynamic object only in the sense that it will be so interpreted. It thus depends either upon a convention, a habit, or a natural disposition of its interpretant, or of the field of its interpretant (that of which the interpretant is a determination).

Date:
1904
References:
SS 33
Citation:
‘Symbol’ (pub. 05.05.13-12:13). 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-letters-lady-welby-25.
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May 05, 2013, 12:13 by Sami Paavola
Last revised:
Jan 07, 2014, 00:57 by Commens Admin