The Commens Dictionary
Quote from ‘Pragmatism’
Remember my definition of a “sign,” upon which I have a right to insist as that of a new term of logic, just as a zoölogist has a right to define “fish” so as to exclude star-fishes. jelly-fishes, shell-fish, and whales. A “sign,”, I say, shall be understood as anything which represents itself to convey an influence from an Object, so that this may intelligently determine a “meaning,” or interpretant.