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sig·na·ture

 (sĭg′nə-chər)
n.
1.
a. One's name as written by oneself.
b. The act of signing one's name.
2. A distinctive mark, characteristic, or sound indicating identity: A surprise ending is the signature of an O. Henry short story.
3. Medicine The part of a physician's prescription containing directions to the patient.
4. Music
a. A sign used to indicate key.
b. A sign used to indicate tempo.
5. Printing
a. A letter, number, or symbol placed at the bottom of the first page on each sheet of printed pages of a book as a guide to the proper sequence of the sheets in binding.
b. A large sheet printed with four or a multiple of four pages that when folded becomes a section of the book.

[French, from Old French, from Medieval Latin signātūra, from Latin signātus, past participle of signāre, to mark, from signum, sign; see sign.]
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signature

(ˈsɪɡnɪtʃə)
n
1. the name of a person or a mark or sign representing his name, marked by himself or by an authorized deputy
2. the act of signing one's name
3.
a. a distinctive mark, characteristic, etc, that identifies a person or thing
b. (as modifier): a signature fragrance.
4. (Classical Music) music See key signature, time signature
5. (Pharmacology) US the part of a medical prescription that instructs a patient how frequently and in what amounts he should take a drug or agent. Abbreviation: Sig or S
6. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing
a. a sheet of paper printed with several pages that upon folding will become a section or sections of a book
b. such a sheet so folded
c. a mark, esp a letter, printed on the first page of a signature
[C16: from Old French, from Medieval Latin signātura, from Latin signāre to sign]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

sig•na•ture

(ˈsɪg nə tʃər, -ˌtʃʊər)

n.
1. a person's name, or a mark representing it, as signed personally or by deputy, as in subscribing a letter or other document.
2. the act of signing a document.
3. Music. a sign or set of signs at the beginning of a staff to indicate the key or the time of a piece.
4. a song, musical arrangement, sound effect, etc., used as a theme identifying a radio or television program.
5. any unique, distinguishing aspect, feature, or mark.
6. that part of a physician's prescription that specifies directions for use.
7. a distinctive characteristic or set of characteristics by which a biological structure or medical condition is recognized.
8.
a. a printed sheet folded to page size for binding together, with other such sheets, to form a book, magazine, etc.
b. a mark placed on the first page of every sheet to guide the binder in folding and gathering them.
adj.
9. serving to identify or distinguish a person, group, etc.: a signature tune.
[1525–35; < Medieval Latin signātūra a signing, derivative of signā(re) to mark, seal]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

signature

  • allograph - A signature or writing done for another person.
  • moniker - Originally meant a mark left by a tramp on a building or fence to indicate he/she had been there; therefore, a tramp's moniker identified him/her like a signature.
  • signature block - The typed or printed name and title of a person appearing below a signature at the bottom of a letter, e-mail, etc.
  • paraph - As a verb, to divide into paragraphs; the noun can mean a flourish made after a signature, especially to make it unique.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

sign

signature
1. 'sign'

When you sign a document, you write your name on it. You do this to show, for example, that you have written the document or that you agree with what it says.

I was in the act of signing a traveller's cheque.
...an order signed by the Home Secretary.

You can also say that someone signs their name.

Sign your name in the book each time you use the photocopier.
2. 'signature'

However, when you write your name, you do not refer to what you write as your 'sign'. You call it your signature.

Nino scrawled his signature on the bottom of the slip.
... petitions bearing thousands of signatures.
Collins COBUILD English Usage © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 2004, 2011, 2012
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.signature - your name written in your own handwritingsignature - your name written in your own handwriting
name - a language unit by which a person or thing is known; "his name really is George Washington"; "those are two names for the same thing"
allograph - a signature written by one person for another
autograph, John Hancock - a person's own signature
countersignature, countersign - a second confirming signature endorsing a document already signed
endorsement, indorsement - a signature that validates something; "the cashier would not cash the check without an endorsement"
sign manual - the signature of a sovereign on an official document
paraph - a flourish added after or under your signature (originally to protect against forgery)
2.signature - a distinguishing stylesignature - a distinguishing style; "this room needs a woman's touch"
fashion, manner, mode, style, way - how something is done or how it happens; "her dignified manner"; "his rapid manner of talking"; "their nomadic mode of existence"; "in the characteristic New York style"; "a lonely way of life"; "in an abrasive fashion"
common touch - the property of appealing to people in general (usually by appearing to have qualities in common with them)
3.signature - a melody used to identify a performer or a dance band or radio/tv program
melodic line, melodic phrase, melody, tune, strain, air, line - a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence; "she was humming an air from Beethoven"
4.signature - the sharps or flats that follow the clef and indicate the key
musical notation - (music) notation used by musicians
5.signature - a sheet with several pages printed on it; it folds to page size and is bound with other signatures to form a book
piece of paper, sheet of paper, sheet - paper used for writing or printing
book - a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together); "I am reading a good book on economics"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations
تَوْقيعتَوْقِيع
quadern
podpispodepsání
underskriftunderskrivning
allekirjoitus
potpis
aláírás
undirskrift
署名
서명
parašaspasirašymas
parakstīšanaparaksts
podpispodpísanie
podpis
underskrift
ลายเซ็น
imzaimzalama
chữ ký

signature

[ˈsɪgnətʃəʳ]
A. N
1. [of person] → firma f
to put one's signature to sthfirmar algo
2. (Mus) → armadura f
B. CPD signature tune N (Brit) → sintonía f de apertura (de un programa)
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

signature

[ˈsɪgnətʃər] nsignature f
to put one's signature to sth (= sign) → apposer sa signature sur qchsignature tune n (British)indicatif m (musical)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

signature

n
Unterschrift f; (of artist)Signatur f
(Mus) → Vorzeichnung f
(Typ) → Signatur f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

signature

[ˈsɪgnətʃəʳ] n
a. (of person) → firma
to put one's signature to sth → firmare qc, apporre la propria firma a qc
b. (Mus) key signaturesegnatura in chiave
time signature → indicazione f del tempo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

signature

(ˈsignətʃə) noun
1. a signed name. That is his signature on the cheque.
2. an act of signing one's name. Signature of this document means that you agree with us.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

signature

تَوْقِيع podpis underskrift Unterschrift υπογραφή firma allekirjoitus signature potpis firma 署名 서명 handtekening signatur podpis assinatura подпись underskrift ลายเซ็น imza chữ ký 签名
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

sig·na·ture

1. n. firma;
2. parte de una receta médica que contiene las instrucciones.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

signature

n firma
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Customers can always get the fondant mermaid-tail topping, which is their signiture, but the rest of the toppings are a surprise.
The Sun on Sunday claim that Aston Villa - with Townsend's former boss Tim Sherwood - were strongly interested, but add that both Sunderland and North East rivals Newcastle have entered the race for the England winger's signiture.
This possibility was preserved in the Middle Ages, with some restrictions: craftsmen they could not change the name when it served as trademarks; notaries could not change neither their name nor their normal signiture without an authorization.
Tum olgular Signiture White Star (AMO) cihazi ile mikropulse modunda, divide and conquer (bol ve kazan) teknigi ile ameliyat edildi.
The unidentified individual, who completed the stunt in an effort to promote the Twitter hashtag #RoyalTeddy, arrived wearing a military uniform, sporting Prince Harry's signiture red locks and even bearing gifts for the royal baby all accompanied by a man in a teddy bear suit Tuesday.