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Synonyms for signal
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English Synonyms and Antonyms2.0 / 2 votes
A sign (Latin signum) is any distinctive mark by which a thing may be recognized or its presence known, and may be intentional or accidental, natural or artificial, suggestive, descriptive, or wholly arbitrary; thus, a blush may be a sign of shame; the footprint of an animal is a sign that it has passed; the sign of a business house now usually declares what is done or kept within, but formerly might be an object having no connection with the business, as "the sign of the trout;" the letters of the alphabet are signs of certain sounds. While a sign may be involuntary, and even unconscious, a signal is always voluntary, and is usually concerted; a ship may show signs of distress to the casual observer, but signals of distress are a distinct appeal for aid. A symptom is a vital phenomenon resulting from a diseased condition; in medical language a sign is an indication of any physical condition, whether morbid or healthy; thus, a hot skin and rapid pulse are symptoms of pneumonia; dulness of some portion of the lungs under percussion is one of the physical signs. Compare AUGUR; CHARACTERISTIC; EMBLEM.
emblem, indication, manifestation, mark, note, omen, presage, prognostic, sign, symbol, symptom, token, type
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote
eminent, conspicuous, remarkable, extraordinary, notable, memorable, illustrious, important, saline, distinguished
ordinary, common, unnoticeable, mediocre, unmemorable, unimportant
Princeton's WordNet2.0 / 5 votes
signal, signaling, signnoun
any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message
"signals from the boat suddenly stopped"
augury, signaling, house, sign, foretoken, planetary house, signboard, sign of the zodiac, preindication, mansion, mark, star sign, polarity
any incitement to action
"he awaited the signal to start"; "the victory was a signal for wild celebration"
an electric quantity (voltage or current or field strength) whose modulation represents coded information about the source from which it comes
notably out of the ordinary
"the year saw one signal triumph for the Labour party"
sign, signal, signalize, signaliseverb
communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs
"He signed his disapproval with a dismissive hand gesture"; "The diner signaled the waiters to bring the menu"
sign, bespeak, indicate, point out, betoken, call attention, bless, signalize, subscribe, signalise, contract, sign on, distinguish, ratify, point, sign up
bespeak, betoken, indicate, point, signalverb
be a signal for or a symptom of
"These symptoms indicate a serious illness"; "Her behavior points to a severe neurosis"; "The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued"
predict, augur, foreshadow, taper, call for, prognosticate, place, suggest, betoken, show, head, guide, request, foretell, maneuver, auspicate, signalise, point, channelize, level, indicate, channelise, sign, steer, quest, manoeuver, signalize, aim, designate, manoeuvre, portend, direct, bode, charge, luff, presage, repoint, argue, bespeak, target, orient, omen, forecast, sharpen, prefigure
Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes
token, mark, indication, SIGN, beacon
eminent, memorable, extraordinary, remarkable, noted, conspicuous
Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words3.0 / 1 vote
memorable, remarkable, noticeable, notable
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List of paraphrases for "signal":
sign, message, signals, cue, signalling, indication, signs, mark, signaling, gesture, transmissions
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How to use signal in a sentence?
There hasn't been long enough follow-up to really see a signal. So while I'm reassured that they didn't find one, I don't think it means that patients are completely out of the woods, now that this study is coming out, I'm going to share it with my patients. I think that many of them are worried, and although this data by no means dispels all fears -- because it's not a long enough follow-up -- I think it will give them at least some short-term reassurance.
They make cosmetic tweaks, whatever they think is enough to signal that they are taking things seriously. But they don't actually care, i have zero expectation that they'll make any meaningful changes to prevent another catastrophe.
I don't think it's because he no longer believes in the company, shareholders view this as a negative signal... at the same time I think everybody understands why he takes some money out.
Germany has, for the time being, given precedence to the humanitarian aspects of the crisis over security issues, germany sent a signal that could be seen and heard in large parts of the Middle East and North Africa.
When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.
Translations for signal
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- senyalCatalan, Valencian
- signál, znameníCzech
- Signal, signalisierenGerman
- señalar, señalSpanish
- signaler, signalFrench
- אות, סיגנלHebrew
- signalas, signalizuotiLithuanian
- sein, signaalDutch
- signalNorwegian Nynorsk
- semnal, semnalizator, semnal indicatorRomanian
- сигнализировать, сигналRussian
- tín hiệuVietnamese
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