Meaning may refer to: Meaning (existential), the worth of life in contemporary existentialism. Meaning (linguistics), meaning which is communicated through the use of language. Meaning (non-linguistic), a general term of art to capture senses of the word "meaning", independent from its linguistic uses.
In psychology, meaning-making is the process of how persons construe, understand, or make sense of life events, relationships, and the self. Through meaning-making, persons are "retaining, reaffirming, revising, or replacing elements of their orienting system to develop more nuanced...
The nature of meaning, its definition, elements, and types, was discussed by philosophers Aristotle, Augustine, and Aquinas. According to them "meaning is a relationship between two sorts of things: signs and the kinds of things they mean (intend, express or signify)".