- a letter or other symbol generally placed by the printer at the foot of the first page of every sheet to guide the binder in folding the sheets and in gathering them in sequence.
- a sheet so marked.
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Origin of signature
OTHER WORDS FROM signaturesig·na·ture·less, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for signature
Fossil signatures of hibernation, a form of torpor, have turned up in rodent teeth several million years old.Ancient Lystrosaurus tusks may show the oldest signs of a hibernation-like state|Susan Milius|September 16, 2020|Science News
Early images of the exterior suggest the structure is a departure from Apple’s signature minimalism.Apple’s ‘most ambitious’ new store is a departure from its signature design|claychandler|September 8, 2020|Fortune
Just three weeks after the petition was launched, it had 3,750 signatures.How the Pandemic Is Saving Lives in the Horn of Africa|Eromo Egbejule|September 3, 2020|Ozy
In its current form, the initiative, which would need to gather more than 100,000 valid signatures before qualifying for the ballot, would redirect OFRI’s budget to support outdoor education programs and rural job training.Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Calls for Audit After Our Reporting on a State Institute That Lobbied for the Timber Industry|by Tony Schick, OPB, and Rob Davis, The Oregonian/OregonLive|September 2, 2020|ProPublica
Ask election administrators how applications and ballots should be filled out, including signatures and candidate selections.
It is not a decisive war, with a single, signature victory, but a war of attrition.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War|Nancy A. Youssef|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The pieces are near-identical, excepting the signature buttons on the Chanel suit and a few small tailoring details.
Even his signature instrument, Auto-Tune, has become as accepted an ingredient in hip-hop as the drum machine.Future Makes Us Rethink Everything We Thought We Knew About Rap Artists|Luke Hopping|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Lacking any sense of irony, Eldridge made campaign-finance reform a signature plank.The Rise and Fall of Chris Hughes and Sean Eldridge, America’s Worst Gay Power Couple|James Kirchick|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For obvious reasons, finalizing such an agreement would have required the presence and signature of both candidates.
I learn that in Pennsylvania the applicant's signature is not required by the Pardon Board.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman
The color of the ink used by the forger was not the same as that in the signature.The Scarlet Feather|Houghton Townley
When you again secure the signature you require, we will see to it that another messenger is dispatched to your home bearing it.The Pioneer Boys of the Yellowstone|Harrison Adams
This is a case in which it may be said that the figures are worthless without the signature.Pedagogical Anthropology|Maria Montessori
Mr. Aston looked at the note again and reread the signature, then he gave it back, satisfied.Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker|Marguerite Bryant
British Dictionary definitions for signature
- a distinctive mark, characteristic, etc, that identifies a person or thing
- (as modifier)a signature fragrance
- a sheet of paper printed with several pages that upon folding will become a section or sections of a book
- such a sheet so folded
- a mark, esp a letter, printed on the first page of a signature