In another earlier text, Derrida defined play as "the absence of the transcendental signified as limitlessness of play, that is to say as the destruction of ontotheology and the metaphysics of presence."
Derrida also wrote, "The absence of the transcendental signified extends the domain and the play of signification infinitely
From: JACQUE DERRIDA, DECONSTRUCTIONISM & POSTMODERNISM
By Cky J. Carrigan, Ph. D. (April 1996)