[ ee-sig-nuh-cher, -choo r ]
/ ˈiˌsɪg nə tʃər, -ˌtʃʊər /

noun Digital Technology.

a technology that allows a person to electronically affix a signature or its equivalent to an electronic document, as when consenting to an online contract.
such a signature or its equivalent.Compare digital signature.

Origin of e-signature

2000–05; e-2 (electronic) + signature
Also called electronic signature.

historical usage of e-signature

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British Dictionary definitions for electronic signature

electronic signature


computing electronic proof of a person's identity
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