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signpost

1 noun
     
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sign‧post1 [countable]
1TTR especially British English a sign at the side of a road showing directions and distances [= sign American English]
I'm sure that signpost is pointing the wrong way.
Just follow the signposts to the city centre.
2 something that helps you understand how something is organized, where to go, or what will follow - used especially in news reports:
As yet, there are few signposts pointing to success.

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