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[sahyn-on, -awn]
  1. Radio and Television. the opening salutation, station identification, etc., at the beginning of the broadcast day.
  2. an act or instance of signing on.
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Origin of sign-on

First recorded in 1880–85; noun use of verb phrase sign on
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Historical Examples of sign-on

  • The small number can be attributed to the fact that the men, like the assembly, had to sign-on without knowing their destiny.

    The Road to Independence: Virginia 1763-1783

    Virginia State Dept. of Education