Definitions for signal

Definitions for (noun) signal

Main entry: sign, signal, signaling

Definition: any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message

Usage: signals from the boat suddenly stopped

Main entry: signal

Definition: any incitement to action

Usage: he awaited the signal to start; the victory was a signal for wild celebration

Main entry: signal

Definition: an electric quantity (voltage or current or field strength) whose modulation represents coded information about the source from which it comes

Definitions for (verb) signal

Main entry: bespeak, betoken, indicate, signal, point

Definition: be a signal for or a symptom of

Usage: These symptoms indicate a serious illness; Her behavior points to a severe neurosis; The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued

Main entry: sign, signal, signalise, signalize

Definition: communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs

Usage: He signed his disapproval with a dismissive hand gesture; The diner signaled the waiters to bring the menu

Definitions for (adj) signal

Main entry: signal

Definition: notably out of the ordinary

Usage: the year saw one signal triumph for the Labour party

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