signature

10 ENTRIES FOUND:

sig·na·ture

noun \ˈsig-nə-ˌchr, -chər, -ˌtyr, -ˌtr\

: a person's name written in that person's handwriting

: the act of signing something

: something (such as a quality or feature) that is closely associated with someone or something

Full Definition of SIGNATURE

1
a :  the act of signing one's name to something
b :  the name of a person written with his or her own hand
2
:  a feature in the appearance or qualities of a natural object formerly held to indicate its utility in medicine
3
a :  a letter or figure placed usually at the bottom of the first page on each sheet of printed pages (as of a book) as a direction to the binder in arranging and gathering the sheets
b :  one unit of a book comprising a group of printed sheets that are folded and stitched together
5
:  the part of a medical prescription that contains the directions to the patient
6
:  something (as a tune, style, or logo) that serves to set apart or identify; also :  a characteristic mark
7
:  fingerprint 2

Examples of SIGNATURE

  1. There is a place for your signature at the bottom of the form.
  2. If we can collect 200,000 signatures on our petition, then our candidate will be included on the ballot.
  3. We presented the document to the president for her signature.
  4. The bill passed and went to the governor for signature a week ago.

Origin of SIGNATURE

Middle French or Medieval Latin; Middle French, from Medieval Latin signatura, from Latin signatus, past participle of signare to sign, seal
First Known Use: 1536

Related to SIGNATURE

sig·na·ture

noun \ˈsig-nə-ˌch(ə)r, -chər, -ˌt(y)(ə)r\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SIGNATURE

1
: a feature in the appearance or qualities of a natural object formerly held to indicate its utility in medicine either because of a fancied resemblance to a body part (as a heart-shaped leaf indicating utility in heart disease) or because of a presumed relation to some phase of a disease (as the prickly nature of thistle indicating utility in case of a stitch in the side)
2
: the part of a medical prescription which contains the directions to the patient

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