how to pronounce signature


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signature is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of signature in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… so called plinian signature wherein they …”

meanings of signature


  1. A dish that is characteristic of a particular chef.
  2. A tuple specifying the sign of coefficients in any diagonal form of a quadratic form.
  3. Text (or images, etc.) appended to a user's emails, newsgroup posts, forum posts, etc. as a way of adding a personal touch or including contact details.
  4. Data attached to a message that guarantees that the message originated from its claimed source.
  5. An act of signing one's name; an act of producing a signature.
  6. A person's name, written by that person, used as identification or to signify approval of accompanying material, such as a legal contract.
  7. The part of a doctor's prescription containing directions for the patient.
  8. A mark or sign of implication.
  9. A resemblance between the external character of a disease and those of some physical agent, for instance, that existing between the red skin of scarlet fever and a red cloth; supposed to indicate this agent in the treatment of the disease.
  10. A group of four (or a multiple of four) sheets printed such that, when folded, they become a section of a book.
  11. Signs on the stave indicating key and tempo, composed of the key signature and the time signature.
  12. A pattern used for matching the identity of a virus, the parameter types of a method, etc.


  1. Distinctive, characteristic, indicative of identity.

signature frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word signature occurs in english on average 13.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics signature can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that signature can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) communication, information, and media;

3) people, society, and culture;

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