signum

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signum

  1. (mathematics) A function that extracts the sign of a real number x, yielding -1 if x is negative, +1 if x is positive, or 0 if x is zero.

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *sek- ‎(to cut) or *sekʷ- ‎(to follow).

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signum n ‎(genitive signī); second declension

  1. A mark, sign, emblem
  2. A miracle

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Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative signum signa
genitive signī signōrum
dative signō signīs
accusative signum signa
ablative signō signīs
vocative signum signa

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