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Definition of Signal

Signal

  1. A sign made for the purpose of giving notice to a person of some occurence, command, or danger; also, a sign, event, or watchword, which has been agreed upon as the occasion of concerted action.
  2. A token; an indication; a foreshadowing; a sign.
  3. Noticeable; distinguished from what is ordinary; eminent; remarkable; memorable; as, a signal exploit; a signal service; a signal act of benevolence.
  4. Of or pertaining to signals, or the use of signals in conveying information; as, a signal flag or officer.
  5. To communicate by signals; as, to signal orders.
  6. To notify by a signals; to make a signal or signals to; as, to signal a fleet to anchor.

Signal Quotations

The open web is full of spam, shady operators, and blatant falsehoods. Outside of a relatively small percentage of high quality sites, most of the web is chock full of popup ads and other interruptive come-ons. It's nearly impossible to find signal in that noise, and the web is in danger of being overrun by all that crap.
John Battelle

Although skin color is undoubtedly the most salient signal of racial identity in America, other actual or imagined bodily features have also been seen as distinctive markers of Negritude. These include the shapes of heads, feet, lips, and noses as well as the texture of hair.
Randall Kennedy

Ostentation is the signal flag of hypocrisy.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Disenchantment, whether it is a minor disappointment or a major shock, is the signal that things are moving into transition in our lives.
William Throsby Bridges

This change to a higher phase of alert is a signal to governments, to ministries of health and other ministries, to the pharmaceutical industry and the business community that certain actions now should be undertaken with increased urgency and at an accelerated pace.
Margaret Chan
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Signal Translations

signal in Afrikaans is teken
signal in Danish is tegn
signal in Dutch is een sein geven, seinen
signal in Finnish is merkki
signal in French is signal, signalons, signalez, signe, signaler
signal in German is Zeichen, Signal
signal in Italian is segnale
signal in Portuguese is sinal, aceno
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