[ UK /sˈɪɡnə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˈsɪɡnəɫ/ ]
  1. communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs
    The diner signaled the waiters to bring the menu
    He signed his disapproval with a dismissive hand gesture
  2. be a signal for or a symptom of
    The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued
    Her behavior points to a severe neurosis
    These symptoms indicate a serious illness
  1. any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message
    signals from the boat suddenly stopped
  2. any incitement to action
    the victory was a signal for wild celebration
    he awaited the signal to start
  3. an electric quantity (voltage or current or field strength) whose modulation represents coded information about the source from which it comes
  1. notably out of the ordinary
    the year saw one signal triumph for the Labour party
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How To Use signal In A Sentence

  • Davis looked up and gave a signal of approval, and after a quick bow, the pair of messengers was gone.
  • Unless the radar signal is normal to some surface (extremely low probability) the radar receives no return.
  • Our interneuronal connections in our brain, for example, process information at chemical signaling speeds of a few hundred feet per second, compared to a billion feet per second for electronics - electronics is a million times faster.
  • I don't doubt a lot of signaling is going on but suspect even more mis-signaling. Tyler May Not Agree With Me On Education, But His Inner Economist Does, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
  • What methods of signaling other troops will there be implemented in the game. eg. do you need a radio operator alive in your squad to communicate with other squads?
  • The RAM has a first location for storing the data signal and a second location for storing the initialization status indicator.
  • Most rural stations had a staff of at least six, and perhaps up to a dozen, who them carried out the duties of stationmaster, signalman, booking clerk, ticket collector, porter, shunter, lengthman and lampman.
  • Peter said, signaling to the waiter: "When I got that letter from Mrs. Dawson I felt sick, positively _sick_. Working Murder
  • Similarly, when the starter button is pressed, along with the clutch pedal, the system recognises the transponder signal, releases the engine immobiliser and the steering lock, and the engine starts.
  • In 1880 Alexander Graham Bell was granted a patent on an apparatus for signalling and communicating called a Photophone.
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