signal, signaling, sign(noun)
any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message
"signals from the boat suddenly stopped"
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, signalise(verb)
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"
bespeak, betoken, indicate, point, signal(verb)
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
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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How to use signal in a sentence?
It is time to send a clear signal that across-the-board regulations from Washington are not the best way forward.
These kinds of studies, they don’t nail down the specifics, they nail down the grand overarching view of something as a signal to look here. It’s not saying anything is good or bad here.
I don’t want to take too much signal from something that could turn out to be noise. I don’t want to overreact to short-term data that may not in the long term really turn out to be significant for that kind of decision.
When you send out a signal of this kind, it could well be received by those who want to come to Europe.
JTACs — they’re only going to use it for writing, so red lights are going to be best for them because they don’t want it to interfere with their night vision, but let’ssay the PJs,on the other hand — maybe they want one that has ultraviolet light so that blood is now visible, or maybe they want one with infrared so that they could signal to each other. So there are all these different options on the light spectrum that we can play on depending on the mission.
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- senyalCatalan, Valencian
- znamení, signálCzech
- Signal, signalisierenGerman
- señalar, señalSpanish
- signaler, signalFrench
- אות, סיגנלHebrew
- signalas, signalizuotiLithuanian
- sein, signaalDutch
- signalNorwegian Nynorsk
- semnal, semnal indicator, semnalizatorRomanian
- сигнал, сигнализироватьRussian
- tín hiệuVietnamese
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