Definition of Signature. Meaning of Signature. Synonyms of Signature

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Definition of Signature

Signature
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. --Bentley. 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.) (a) 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. (b) 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).
Signature
Signature Sig"na*ture, v. t. To mark with, or as with, a signature or signatures.

Meaning of Signature from wikipedia

- A signature (/ˈsɪɡnɪtʃər, ˈsɪɡnətʃər/; from Latin: signare, "to sign") is a handwritten (and often stylized) depiction of someone's name, nickname, or...
- the USA, digital signatures were described as "more like a seal than a signature." An original paper need not exist. A digital signature is a mathematical...
- In Western musical notation, a key signature is a set of sharp (♯), flat (♭), or rarely, natural (♮) symbols placed on the staff at the beginning of a...
- A time signature (also known as meter signature, metre signature, and measure signature) is a convention in Western music notation that specifies how many...
- brand American Signature. American Signature Furniture and Value City Furniture sell residential furniture manufactured by American Signature, Inc., as well...
- Signature forgery refers to the act of falsely replicating another person's signature. Several different methods can be used to forge signatures. One method...
- A BLS digital signature, also known as Boneh–Lynn–Shacham (BLS), is a cryptographic signature scheme which allows a user to verify that a signer is authentic...
- A signature crime is a crime which exhibits characteristics idiosyncratic to specific criminals, known as signature aspects, signature behaviours or signature...
- Heat signature or "thermal signature" may refer to: An alternate term for an infrared signature, the identification of an entity based on thermal-based...
- An electronic signature, or e-signature, is data that is logically ****ociated with other data and which is used by the signatory to sign the ****ociated...