sig·​nal·​ize | \ ˈsig-nə-ˌlīz How to pronounce signalize (audio) \
signalized; signalizing

Definition of signalize

transitive verb

1 : to make conspicuous : distinguish, mark
2 : to point out carefully or distinctly
3 : to make signals to : signal also : indicate his silence signalizes approval
4 : to place traffic signals at or on

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signalization \ ˌsig-​nə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce signalize (audio) \ noun

Examples of signalize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The function of news is to signalize an event, the function of truth is to bring to light the hidden facts, to set them into relation with each other, and make a picture of reality on which men can act. Osita Nwanevu, The New Republic, "Joe Biden Is Right About The New York Times," 13 Oct. 2019 As an alternative to using Moffett, try Innovation Way, which has been signalized to better accommodate higher traffic volumes. Gary Richards, The Mercury News, "Moffett Park Drive to permanently close at 101-237: Roadshow," 1 Aug. 2019 According to the most recent decade of data available, 44% of all crashes where pedestrians were killed or injured occurred when an individual was struck while crossing at a signalized crossing like a traffic light., "Portland traffic deaths remain higher east of 82nd Avenue, report says," 11 June 2019 Each of the turn lanes would be signalized to more easily allow vehicles to re-enter the U.S. 190 flow. Kim Chatelain,, "11 'super streets' to be built on North Shore's traffic-choked U.S. 190," 3 May 2018 The two nearest signalized intersections are to the north and south at a distance beyond the length of more than two football fields. Tony Bizjak, sacbee, "Sacramento erased crosswalk two months before woman, child were struck by hit-and-run driver," 1 Feb. 2018 The bike crossings also function as signalized crosswalks for pedestrians. Elliot Njus,, "Portland declares 9-mile, $4.5 million 20s Bikeway largely complete," 24 Aug. 2017 The project will include the relocation and expansion of the airport’s cell-phone lot, signalized pedestrian crossings between the terminals and parking garages, improving vehicular access to curbs and other enhancements. Larry Barszewski,, "Broward keeps future Fort Lauderdale streetcars on track," 13 June 2017

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First Known Use of signalize

1613, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Signalize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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