starting signal

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Noun1.starting signal - a signal to begin (as in a race); "the starting signal was a green light"; "the runners awaited the start"
signal, signaling, sign - any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message; "signals from the boat suddenly stopped"
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He is expected to give the starting signal of digging to begin on a side channel to be used in the project.
By supporting this exhibition, we will provide the starting signal to establish a creative platform which offers people new inspiration and provides an interesting perspective on the significance of environmental sustainability.
And come the morning of the first of the three full days it is the starting signal for children to don their "Sunday best" and knock at your door, quite rightfully expecting to be handed a fair amount of chocolates and other sweets and candies.
The starting signal was given from a special location: the Damen FCS 5009 Patrol - a vessel built on stock by Damen Shipyards Cape Town.
This is the starting signal for the profit focused alignment of our portfolio and the steps required in this context.
Main arteries along the seafront and in the capital have been closed to traffic to make way for the runners with Wafa Sleiman giving the starting signal.
Traditionally, the time that a swimmer spends starting may be taken as the time from the starting signal being given until the feet leave the starting platform (the block time), plus the time until first contact is made with the water (the flight time), plus the time from first contact with the water until the swimmer begins kicking and/or stroking (glide or underwater time) (Hay, 1986).
Nothing at all," I said as I closed the doors and gave the starting signal.
Every race begins in total silence, but as soon as the starting signal is sounded, the roof is raised with the shouts and cheers of everyone in the swimming pool.
The starting signal for construction of the 48 wind turbines was given in late 2011; the site is located 30 km north of the island of Helgoland.
Minister of Human Rights Affairs stressed that the issuance of the Royal Decree to appoint the members of (NFHR) is considered a new starting signal for (NFHR) to initiate its legal duties in the light of the royal amendments, and the reinforcement of its powers and independence in accordance with the known Paris principles in this regard.
Colin Kaepernick finished the season 5-2, after replacing Alex Smith as the 49ers' starting signal caller.