signal

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French segnal, seignal or Medieval Latin signāle, noun use of the neuter of Late Latin signālis, from Latin signum.

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Noun[edit]

signal (plural signals)

  1. A sign made to give notice of some occurrence, command, or danger, or to indicate the start of a concerted action.
    • Milton
      All obeyed / The wonted signal and superior voice / Of this great potentate.
  2. An on-off light, semaphore, or other device used to give an indication to another person.
  3. (of a radio, TV, telephone, internet, etc) An electrical or electromagnetic action, normally a voltage that is a function of time that conveys the information of the radio or TV program or of communication with another party.
    My mobile phone can't get a signal in the railway station.
  4. A token; an indication; a foreshadowing; a sign.
    • Shakespeare
      The weary sun [] / Gives signal of a goodly day to-morrow.
    • De Foe
      There was not the least signal of the calamity to be seen.
  5. Useful information, as opposed to noise.
  6. (computing, Unix) A simple interprocess communication used to notify a process or thread of an occurrence.

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  • (useful information): noise

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signal (third-person singular simple present signals, present participle (UK) signalling or (US) signaling, simple past and past participle (UK) signalled or (US) signaled)

  1. To indicate.

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Adjective[edit]

signal (not comparable)

  1. Standing above others in rank, importance, or achievement.
    a signal exploit; a signal service; a signal act of benevolence
    • Milton
      As signal now in low, dejected state / As erst in highest, behold him where he lies.

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

signal n (definite singular signalet, indefinite plural signaler, definite plural signalerne)

  1. a signal

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Re-latinization of Old French segnal, from Medieval Latin signale, from Late Latin signālis, from Latin signum.

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signal m (plural signaux)

  1. signal

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

signal n (definite singular signalet, indefinite plural signal / signaler, definite plural signala / signalene)

  1. a signal

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

signal n (definite singular signalet, indefinite plural signal, definite plural signala)

  1. a signal

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Signal, from Medieval Latin signale, from Latin signum.

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  • IPA(key): /sǐɡnaːl/
  • Hyphenation: sig‧nal

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sìgnāl m (Cyrillic spelling сѝгна̄л)

  1. signal

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References[edit]

  • signal” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

signal c (definite singular signalen, indefinite plural signaler, definite plural signalerna)

  1. a signal

Vilamovian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French segnal, seignal or Medieval Latin signāle, noun use of the neuter of Late Latin signālis, from Latin signum.

Noun[edit]

signal n (plural signale)

  1. signal