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signature

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsignaturesig‧na‧ture /ˈsɪɡnətʃə $ -ər/ ●●○ S3 noun 🔊 🔊 1 [countable]SIGN YOUR NAME your name written in the way you usually write it, for example at the end of a letter, or on a cheque etc, to show that you have written it 🔊 Her signature is totally illegible (=cannot be read). 🔊 The school collected 4,000 signatures for the petition. 🔊 The Ukrainians put their signatures to the Lisbon Protocol. 🔊 Someone’s forged my signature (=made an illegal copy of my name to deceive people) on this letter. 🔊 Each child must obtain the signature of his or her parents.2 [uncountable] formal the act of signing somethingfor signature 🔊 We will send you a copy of the agreement for signature.3 [countable usually singular] something that is closely related to an event, person, or style 🔊 Smith’s signature singing style key signature, time signature
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signatureThe first petition drive ended Monday when the party turned in more than 160,000 signatures.Oaxaca's philatelic museum, meanwhile, announced that it would issue a stamp bearing Morales' image and signature.Summit organisers had hoped to produce three global conventions for signature in Rio, but these were blocked.There are two particular exceptions to this rule, i.e. where the signer will not be bound by his signature.I couldn't read his signature.Clinton made the point that new technology and new laws don't just mean the end of the manual signature.That same signature would remain valid on the petition of an independent candidate, she said.Speaker / signature verification systems will be developed.You have to get the signature of the child's parent or guardian.Who's it from? I can't read the signature.a petition with four thousand signaturesI just need your signature again on this last sheet here.Put your signature here, then print your name underneath.obtain ... signatureWhen obtaining signatures to the nomination paper the candidate must obtain the signatures of the proposer and seconder first. 4.
From Longman Business Dictionarysignaturesig‧na‧ture /ˈsɪgnətʃə-ər/ noun1[countable]BANKING your name written in the way you usually write it, for example at the end of a letter or on a CHEQUE. It is often used to give official or legal permission for somethingI couldn’t read his signature.Bankers say that the large volume of checks means that most banks only spot-check (=quickly examine) a few signatures. digital signature facsimile signature specimen signature2[uncountable] the act of writing a signature on somethingA decision was expected in April and, if positive, would allow signature of the agreement in May.
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