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Representamen
[Chandler]    The representamen is one of the three elements of Peirce' s model of the sign and it refers to the form which the sign takes (not necessarily material). When it refers to a non-material form it is comparable to Saussure' s signifier; whereas when it refers to material form it is what some commentators refer to as the sign vehicle.