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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
digital signature
electronic signature
key signature
signature tune
the theme tune/signature tune (=the tune at the beginning or end of a television programme etc)
▪ the theme tune from the movie 'Titanic'
time signature
▪ Will you witness my signature?
▪ Verisign has already built a tidy business selling two types of digital signatures: personal and site certificates.
▪ It uses digital signatures and requires recipients to download free software to read the electronic postmark.
▪ Some one who uses different computers at home and at work will need two digital signatures.
▪ If the fingerprints do match, however, then Y can be quite sure that the digital signature is authentic.
▪ Already, even before digital signatures are widespread, we are afflicted with Pin and password overload.
▪ Therefore the digital signature verifies both the identity of the sender and the authenticity of the data in the document.
▪ Encryption techniques are used to verify digital signatures on business contracts.
▪ Unlike encryption, digital signatures are a recent development, the need for which has arisen with the proliferation of electronic commerce.
▪ When the disk is found to be free from a virus infection it is given an electronic signature code.
▪ But of course the key signature has to be mentally re-adjusted too!
▪ Suddenly my whole musical existence moved into a new key signature.
▪ Recorders are most comfortable in sharp keys and simple key signatures like G or D major.
▪ What is needed to make the contract binding and valid is our signature, a commitment of faith.
▪ The ease and speed with which the required number of valid signatures were obtained was impressive.
▪ He said the party is still trying to get enough valid signatures to win ballot access in Texas.
▪ Organizers need the valid signatures of 480, 000 voters by April 19 to qualify for the November ballot.
▪ A total of 15, 604 valid signatures will be needed to force an election.
▪ Nevertheless the association or dissociation of the lead isotope signatures for ancient glasses contributes to the overall technological picture for them.
▪ August 14, 1976 Varga announces that 17, 000 recall petition signatures have been collected.
▪ They gather nominating petition signatures for lawmakers, raise money for them and sometimes even run their re-election campaigns.
▪ Many of the petition signatures required as part of the process to form the district were questionable on technical grounds.
▪ Throughout history, otherwise unmarked minuets have been written in a number of time signatures, including 3/4, 6/8 and 3/8.
▪ Drummer Kevin Christiansen grounds the band, effortlessly changing time signatures with jazzy finesse, making it sound deceptively easy.
▪ The enchaînements can be danced to any time signature, phrasing or tempo.
▪ The dot indicators on each line of the staves give the position of each semi-quaver in a time signature of 4/4.
▪ Even the distinctive signature tune has been re-recorded to provide a more modern feel.
▪ Each programme had exciting graphics, instantly identifiable signature tunes and a competition.
▪ One thing I regret: the jettisoning of the original signature tune.
▪ It was Buddie's signature tune, the one his band always played at the start of every session.
▪ Many queued for up to 30 minutes for a chance to add their signature.
▪ The others hastily sent diplomats to add signatures on their behalf.
▪ The first time we nudge our child to write, we may suggest she add a signature to her artwork.
▪ Most of the Wisden s bear Arlott's signature.
▪ September 13, 1976 Varga files petitions bearing 30, 849 signatures.
▪ The base on which this is probably rightly set bears the signature of Antenor.
▪ They say there were blank sheets bearing Dali's signature alongside 20,000 fake Miros and 650 fake Chagalls.
▪ The last to carry the signature Henry C. Beck in the lower lefthand corner was issued in 1959.
▪ Liberal forces have already begun to collect the million signatures needed to call a popular vote.
▪ On April 29, Cahill temporarily blocked backers from collecting signatures to put the immigrant voting measure on the ballot.
▪ Members of its executive council have been collecting signatures in the border region.
▪ Supporters must collect enough signatures by Feb. 21 to qualify the initiative for the ballot.
▪ Andy Naughton-Doe, a chartered secretary, is collecting signatures to seek a conversion vote.
▪ In California, for example, Reform Party supporters collected 124, 117 signatures.
▪ The Bristol group collected the signatures of 46 international figures to sell for Amnesty funds.
▪ Three petitions containing more than 2,200 signatures were received in opposition to the proposals for Dixon's Bank, Marton.
▪ Every Lee movie contains his signature style; all are major movie events.
▪ As a result the X-ray absorption spectrum contains a precise signature of the atomic environment of a particular element.
▪ Differences of style within the manuscripts containing the signature show that W. de Brail' worked with several other artists.
▪ The Committee also handed out a four-week suspension to Bruce Dowling, the jump jockey, for forging a doctor's signature.
▪ Last week Dave had to forge his signature on a rent check.
▪ Rather be caught cheating at cards or forging a friend's signature.
▪ I forged his signature a couple of times, other times others must have done the same.
▪ And within weeks she was in control of Lady Illingworth's possessions, forging her signature a total of sixty seven times.
▪ Scientology circles were shaken by allegations that L. Ron Hubbard was dead and a group of opportunists were forging his signature.
▪ But Rita Marley was acquitted even though she admitted forging her husband's signature.
▪ It only takes two or three volunteers on a busy market day or Saturday afternoon to gather several hundred signatures.
▪ They gather nominating petition signatures for lawmakers, raise money for them and sometimes even run their re-election campaigns.
▪ Supporters of a no-confidence referendum had gathered 440,000 signatures to support their demand.
▪ She's gathered 18,000 signatures in Swindon on a petition protesting about the fuel tax.
▪ The group also filed a proposed district map and request for a petition to begin gathering signatures.
▪ The party won its right to a place on the ballot after it had gathered 96,000 signatures on a petition.
▪ To force an election, the union must gather the signatures of a majority of employees.
▪ Verification: systems developed for legal or commercial applications could include automatic signature verification as a useful part of their functionality.
▪ The Police range will even include a Beckham signature model.
▪ In the first half, she sinks four field goals, including a signature three-pointer, and pulls down four rebounds.
▪ Mr. should ensure that all of his initials are included in his signature.
▪ As he wasn't a registered reader it needed Diane's signature on a xerox form.
▪ They need 218 signatures to bring the bill to the floor.
▪ As with all other candidates, his nomination papers need the signatures of ten electors in the constituency.
▪ The initiative needed 433, 269 signatures of registered voters; proponents gathered 800, 000.
▪ All these forms, including the fixtures, fittings and contents form, need a signature.
▪ Organizers need the valid signatures of 480, 000 voters by April 19 to qualify for the November ballot.
▪ Some one who uses different computers at home and at work will need two digital signatures.
▪ When obtaining signatures to the nomination paper the candidate must obtain the signatures of the proposer and seconder first. 4.
▪ She obtained hundreds of signatures and forwarded the petition to then-President Lyndon Johnson, who interceded to have him released.
▪ The Buyer shall upon obtaining such signature send a copy of the signed undertaking to the Seller.
▪ They sent Brammall a form of guarantee in order for him to obtain his wife's signature.
▪ He obtained her signature but did not explain the document to her and she signed it without understanding it.
▪ Grachev was attacked for having put his signature to the timetable.
▪ Equally, he has been monitoring petitions organised by various bodies and puts the signature level at above the 100,000 mark.
▪ The 57-year-old manager put his signature to a one-year extension and secured his future until the end of next season.
▪ Consult your accommodation office for further help with individual contracts before putting your signature to them.
▪ The forms in 12 copies would require the signature of the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry.
▪ The ease and speed with which the required number of valid signatures were obtained was impressive.
▪ Lastly, there's space for listing any undertakings that require signature by your client.
▪ One way to keep both partners aware of what is going on is to require two signatures on each check.
▪ The petition requires 218 signatures, a majority of the House.
▪ I witnessed Kennedy's signature on the Friday.
▪ She simply produced the documents, Mr. O'Brien signed and she witnessed his signature.
▪ a petition with four thousand signatures
▪ I couldn't read his signature.
▪ I just need your signature again on this last sheet here.
▪ Put your signature here, then print your name underneath.
▪ Who's it from? I can't read the signature.
▪ You have to get the signature of the child's parent or guardian.
▪ Clinton made the point that new technology and new laws don't just mean the end of the manual signature.
▪ Oaxaca's philatelic museum, meanwhile, announced that it would issue a stamp bearing Morales' image and signature.
▪ Speaker / signature verification systems will be developed.
▪ Summit organisers had hoped to produce three global conventions for signature in Rio, but these were blocked.
▪ That same signature would remain valid on the petition of an independent candidate, she said.
▪ The first petition drive ended Monday when the party turned in more than 160, 000 signatures.
▪ There are two particular exceptions to this rule, i.e. where the signer will not be bound by his signature.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Signature \Sig"na*ture\, v. t. To mark with, or as with, a signature or signatures.


Signature \Sig"na*ture\, n. [F. (cf. It. signatura, segnatura, Sp. & LL. signatura), from L. signare, signatum. See Sign, v. t.]

  1. A sign, stamp, or mark impressed, as by a seal.

    The brain, being well furnished with various traces, signatures, and images.
    --I. Watts.

    The natural and indelible signature of God, which human souls . . . are supposed to be stamped with.

  2. Especially, the name of any person, written with his own hand, employed to signify that the writing which precedes accords with his wishes or intentions; a sign manual; an autograph.

  3. (Physiol.) An outward mark by which internal characteristics were supposed to be indicated.

    Some plants bear a very evident signature of their nature and use.
    --Dr. H. More.

  4. (Old Med.) A resemblance between the external characters of a disease and those of some physical agent, for instance, that existing between the red skin of scarlet fever and a red cloth; -- supposed to indicate this agent in the treatment of the disease.

  5. (Mus.) The designation of the key (when not C major, or its relative, A minor) by means of one or more sharps or flats at the beginning of the staff, immediately after the clef, affecting all notes of the same letter throughout the piece or movement. Each minor key has the same signature as its relative major.

  6. (Print.)

    1. A letter or figure placed at the bottom of the first page of each sheet of a book or pamphlet, as a direction to the binder in arranging and folding the sheets.

    2. The printed sheet so marked, or the form from which it is printed; as, to reprint one or more signatures.

      Note: Star signatures (as A*, 1*) are the same characters, with the addition of asterisks, used on the first pages of offcuts, as in 12mo sheets.

  7. (Pharm.) That part of a prescription which contains the directions to the patient. It is usually prefaced by S or Sig. (an abbreviation for the Latin signa, imperative of signare to sign or mark).

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1530s, a kind of document in Scottish law, from Middle French signature (16c.) or directly from Medieval Latin signatura "signature, a rescript," in classical Latin "the matrix of a seal," from signatus, past participle of signare "to mark with a stamp, sign" (see sign (v.)).\n

\nMeaning "one's own name written in one's own hand" is from 1570s, replacing sign-manual (early 15c.) in this sense. Musical sense of "signs placed it the beginning of a staff to indicate the key and rhythm" is from 1806. Meaning "a distinguishing mark of any kind" is from 1620s.


a. distinctive, characteristic indicative of identity n. 1 A #Noun’s name, written by that person, used to signify approval of accompanying material, such as a legal contract. 2 The act of signing one's name. 3 (lb en medicine) That part of a doctor’s prescription containing directions for the patient. 4 (lb en music) sign on the stave indicating key and tempo 5 (lb en printing) A group of four (or a multiple of four) pages printed such that, when folded, become a section of a book 6 (lb en computing) A pattern used for matching the identity of a virus, the parameter types of a method, etc. 7 (lb en cryptography) Data attached to a message that guarantees that the message originated from its claimed source. 8 (lb en figurative) A mark or sign of implication. 9 (lb en mathematics) A (l/en: tuple) specifying the number of coefficients of the same sign in any (l/en: diagonal form) of a (l/en: quadratic form) 10 (lb en medicine obsolete) A resemblance between the external character of a disease and those of some physical agent, for instance, that existing between the red skin of scarlet fever and a red cloth; supposed to indicate this agent in the treatment of the disease.

  1. n. your name written in your own handwriting

  2. a distinguishing style; "this room needs a woman's touch" [syn: touch]

  3. a melody used to identify a performer or a dance band or radio/tv program [syn: signature tune, theme song]

  4. the sharps or flats that follow the clef and indicate the key [syn: key signature]

  5. a sheet with several pages printed on it; it folds to page size and is bound with other signatures to form a book


A signature (; from , "to sign") is a handwritten (and often stylized) depiction of someone's name, nickname, or even a simple "X" or other mark that a person writes on documents as a proof of identity and intent. The writer of a signature is a signatory or signer. Similar to a handwritten signature, a signature work describes the work as readily identifying its creator. A signature may be confused with an autograph, which is chiefly an artistic signature. This can lead to confusion when people have both an autograph and signature and as such some people in the public eye keep their signatures private whilst fully publishing their autograph.

Signature (topology)

In the mathematical field of topology, the signature is an integer invariant which is defined for an oriented manifold M of dimension d=4k divisible by four ( doubly even-dimensional).

This invariant of a manifold has been studied in detail, starting with Rokhlin's theorem for 4-manifolds.

Signature (Moya Brennan album)

Signature is a music album by Irish musician Moya Brennan. This is her seventh solo album to be released. It was released on the 9 October 2006 in Ireland, the UK and the Netherlands. The worldwide release was scheduled for early 2007, but was temporarily delayed until 25 September 2007.

Signature (Patrice Rushen album)

Signature is the twelfth album of R&B singer Patrice Rushen. This album notable for Rushen as it marks a return to her Jazz background. Songs like "L'Esprit De Joie," and "Sweetest Taboo" are among the most enjoyable in her recent return to her Jazz roots. For fans of her Jazz work, the album was praised by both her previous jazz fans and R&B fans.

Signature (disambiguation)

A signature is a hand-written, possibly stylized, version of someone's name, which may be used to confirm the person's identity. The writer of a signature is a signatory or signer.

Signature or signatory may also refer to:

  • distinctive, characteristic indicative of identity

In art:

  • Signature artwork, works by popular and well-established artists that are easily recognized as theirs because of unique characteristics in style, medium, or subject matter; distinctive works that may be easily recognized without having to ascertain the makers, the school of art, or the period

In computing:

  • Signature block, text automatically appended at the bottom of an e-mail message, Usenet article, or forum post
  • Method signature, in computer programming, especially object-oriented programming, how a method is commonly identified
  • Type signature, which defines the inputs and outputs for a function or method

In cryptography:

  • Blind signature, digital signature in which the content of a message is disguised
  • Digital signature (or public-key digital signature), a method for authenticating information
  • Digital Signature Algorithm, a United States Federal Government standard
  • Electronic signature, a signature imputed to a text via one or more of several electronic means, or cryptographic means to add non-repudiation and message integrity features to a document
  • ElGamal signature scheme, based on the difficulty of computing discrete logarithms
  • Key signature (cryptography), the result of applying a hash function on a key
  • XML Signature, a W3C recommendation that defines an XML syntax

In mathematics:

  • Signature (logic), in mathematical logic
  • Signature (permutation), in mathematics
  • Signature of a real symmetric bilinear form
    • Metric signature of the metric tensor on a pseudo-Riemannian manifold
    • Signature (topology) of a 4k-dimensional compact oriented manifold
  • Signature of a knot, in knot theory
  • Prime signature, the multiset of exponents in the prime factorisation of a number

In music:

  • Key signature, a series of sharp or flat symbols placed on the staff, designating notes that are to be played one semitone higher or lower
  • Signature (Moya Brennan album), a 2006 album by Irish musician Moya Brennan
  • Signature (Joe album)
  • Signature (Patrice Rushen album)
  • Signature Records, a mid-20th century United States-based record label
  • Signature song, the one song that a popular and well-established artist is identified with
  • Time signature, a notational device used to specify how many beats are in each bar and which note value constitutes one beat

In science:

  • Acoustic signature, a combination of acoustic emissions
  • Doctrine of signatures, the notion that the appearance of plants is a function of their celestial influences
  • Isotopic signature, a characteristic set of ratios of stable or unstable isotopes
  • Metric signature, in physics, refers to the form of a metric tensor: the sign of the diagonal components constitutes its "signature"
    • Signature change, in relativity
  • Radar cross-section
  • Spectral signature, the specific combination of reflected and absorbed electromagnetic (EM) radiation at varying wavelengths which can uniquely identify an object

In other uses:

  • Signatory Vintage Scotch Whisky Company, a Scottish company that owns the Edradour distillery
  • Signature (whisky), a brand of Indian whisky
  • Signature crime, a crime which exhibits characteristics unique to an offender's psychology.
  • In bookbinding, a large sheet of paper printed with several pages, which, when folded, is intended to form four or more leaves in the finished book
  • Signature mark, a mark at the bottom of signatures to assist the bookbinder
  • Signature, a brand of the clothing company Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Signature (charity)/ CACDP, Signature is a trading name of the Council for the Advancement of Communication for Deaf People in the UK.
  • Signature Digital Menus, a company specializing in the provision of digital menu boards
  • Signature (dance group), a British Bhangra act in the 2008 series of the popular British television show Britain's Got Talent
  • Signature Books, a publisher of Mormon works
  • Signature Place, a residential skyscraper located in St. Petersburg, Florida.
  • Signatures Restaurant, a restaurant formerly owned by Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff
  • Signature School, a charter school in Evansville, Indiana spanning grades 9–12
  • Signature Theatres, a movie theatre chain in California, Hawaii, and Montana operated by Regal Entertainment Group
  • Signature Team, a French motor racing team.
  • Signature Flight Support, a British fixed-base operator
  • Diabolical signature, in demonology, the signature of a devil, demon or similar spirit, whose purpose is usually to sign away one's soul
  • Doctrine of signatures, in Christian European metaphysics
Signature (logic)

In logic, especially mathematical logic, a signature lists and describes the non-logical symbols of a formal language. In universal algebra, a signature lists the operations that characterize an algebraic structure. In model theory, signatures are used for both purposes.

Signatures play the same role in mathematics as type signatures in computer programming. They are rarely made explicit in more philosophical treatments of logic.

Signature (dance group)

Signature are English dance duo Suleman Mirza and Madhu Singh. Their style of dance is British Bhangra and they frequently base their performances around Michael Jackson songs, such as " Billie Jean" and " Thriller". They gained wide recognition during their performances in the second series of Britain's Got Talent, in which they were runners-up to the winner street dancer George Sampson.

Signature (Joe album)

Signature is the second independent and eighth studio album by R&B singer Joe which was released on July 14, 2009. His previous album Joe Thomas, New Man features cuts from this album. The album features ballads written, produced, and arranged by Joe. The lead single is "Majic", which has peaked at #57 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The album debuted #7 on the Billboard 200, #2 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and #1 on the Independent Albums chart. The deluxe edition of the album includes remixes to "We Need to Roll" and "Man in Your Life", the former featuring Mario & Trey Songz and the latter featuring The Game.

Signature (charity)

Signature is a trading name of CACDP which is a charity registered in England and Wales, and Scotland. Signature promotes excellence in communication with deaf and deafblind people so their vision of a society in which deaf people have full access can become a reality. Signature encourages greater understanding of deaf and deafblind people and the languages and communication methods they use.

Signature offers nationally recognised qualifications in subjects such as British Sign Language and speech to text reporting, which over 30,000 learners study at more than 700 locations across the UK and Ireland each year.

Signature also administers the National Registers for Communication Professionals working with Deaf and Deafblind People (NRCPD). Today more than 600 communication professionals working with deaf and deafblind people choose the NRCPD as their professional registration body.

Signature (whisky)

Signature, also known as McDowell's Signature, is a brand of Indian whisky, manufactured by United Spirits Ltd (USL), a Diageo Group company. It was launched in 1994. It is a blend of imported Scotch whisky and locally produced products., and is sold in octagonal bottles. It is available in two variants - Signature Rare Aged and Signature Premier Grain.

Usage examples of "signature".

He held a number of bills, many of which were suspected by him to be forged--that is to say, that the figures had been altered after the signature of the acceptor had been written.

Slogan --- same as a position statement, but usually accompanies the logo and serves as a signature to the advertisement or communications vehicle.

They had already perfected the basic tenets of composition, but now, with their second album, With the Beatles, released in November 1963, they began to introduce little tricks of their own which reappear as signatures in Lennon-McCartney songs.

It seemed to me to be such an ordinary discovery, until I learned that some of the granules were identified by optical crystallography to be travertine aragonite that had a spectral signature matching limestone samples taken from ancient Jerusalem tombs.

As slight variation on a theme, linguistic as well as affective, this is his authorial signature.

Some additional notes have been subjoined, distinguished by the signature M.

He begged leave to read it at once, and after he had perused it, he kissed the signature and came to embrace me.

Fairchild took the bescrawled paper and wrote his name as a witness, then handed it to Harry and Anita for their signatures.

But somewhere there had been a slip, worse than signing a faked Burch signature to a check.

Olympe Boudousquie tout court, ainsi que le prouve, ce certificat de bapteme, revetu, comme tu le vois, de toutes les signatures et de toutes les cachets qui peuvent affirmer son authenticite.

The manager came to her the next day, and offered her the agreement for her signature.

She was delighted with the idea, and promised to give me back the paper when I came again, with the signatures of all her companions in misfortune.

Walser read this document, noted the scholarly handwriting, the firm signature, the all too checkable address.

Beeah Chok, engineering second, to make binding legal contracts contingent on her signature.

That plume was the signature of Le Corbeau, the bold French rascal who called himself the Crow and claimed the right to peck at those who traveled the night roads north from London.