signoff

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

sign +‎ off, from the phrasal verb.

Noun[edit]

signoff (plural signoffs)

  1. The act or process of signing off (approving with a signature).
  2. The process of exiting a computer system; logoff.
    • 1980, University of Michigan Computing Center, Newsletter (volume 10, issues 1-21, page 5)
      Another problem stems from the fact that many different things can cause a user signoff. ln most cases, it is the issuance of the $SIGNOFF command, but there are other circumstances after which the system will force a user off []
  3. (bridge) A bid indicating that one's partner should pass.
    • 2009 September 26, Phillip Alder, “Jack Gets Bragging Rights in Computer Battle”, in New York Times[1]:
      Jack North then tried for game with two no-trump before respecting his partner’s signoff in three diamonds.

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