There has been much debate in the last few years upon the relation between sign and text, meaning and sense/ significance, literal meaning and implicit meaning, etc. In this paper I try to express my opinion – based, of course, on what has already been said so far – with respect to the necessity of making a clear-cut distinction between sign and text and, as a consequence, between the meaning of the sign and the meaning of the text. Presupposition, as a means of adding meaning to the general significance of the text, occupies an important place in the overall structure of the paper. My considerations for the meaning of the text refer, especially, to the text out of its context of production, to what I term, in this paper, text-sentence.
Key words: meaning, sign, text