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Autograph vs. Signature

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Autographnoun

A person’s own handwriting, especially the signature of a famous or admired person.

Signatureadjective

Distinctive, characteristic, indicative of identity.

‘Rabbit in mustard sauce is my signature dish.’; ‘The signature route of the airline is its daily flight between Buenos Aires and Madrid.’;

Autographnoun

A manuscript in the author’s handwriting.

Signaturenoun

A person’s name, written by that person, used to signify approval of accompanying material, such as a legal contract.

Autographadjective

Written in the author’s own handwriting.

Signaturenoun

The act of signing one's name.

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Autographverb

(transitive) To sign, or write one’s name or signature on a book etc

Signaturenoun

(medicine) The part of a doctor’s prescription containing directions for the patient.

Autographverb

(transitive) To write something in one's own handwriting

Signaturenoun

(music) Signs on the stave indicating key and tempo, composed of the key signature and the time signature.

Autographnoun

That which is written with one's own hand; an original manuscript; a person's own signature or handwriting.

Signaturenoun

(printing) A group of four (or a multiple of four) pages printed such that, when folded, they become a section of a book.

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Autographadjective

In one's own handwriting; as, an autograph letter; an autograph will.

Signaturenoun

(computing) A pattern used for matching the identity of a virus, the parameter types of a method, etc.

Autographnoun

something written by one's own hand

Signaturenoun

(cryptography) Data attached to a message that guarantees that the message originated from its claimed source.

Autographnoun

a person's own signature

Signaturenoun

(figurative) A mark or sign of implication.

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Autographverb

mark with one's signature;

‘The author autographed his book’;

Signaturenoun

(mathematics) A tuple specifying the sign of coefficients in any diagonal form of a quadratic form.

Autographnoun

a signature, especially that of a celebrity written as a memento for an admirer

‘fans surged around the car asking for autographs’;

Signaturenoun

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.

Autographnoun

a manuscript or musical score in an author's or musician's own handwriting

‘the earliest version of the work is possibly an autograph’;

Signaturenoun

A sign, stamp, or mark impressed, as by a seal.

‘The brain, being well furnished with various traces, signatures, and images.’; ‘The natural and indelible signature of God, which human souls . . . are supposed to be stamped with.’;

Autographnoun

a person's handwriting

‘a songbook in Purcell's autograph’;

Signaturenoun

Especially, the name of any person, written with his own hand, employed to signify that the writing which precedes accords with his wishes or intentions; a sign manual; an autograph.

Autographverb

write one's signature on (something); sign

‘the whole team autographed a shirt for him’;

Signaturenoun

An outward mark by which internal characteristics were supposed to be indicated.

‘Some plants bear a very evident signature of their nature and use.’;

Autographadjective

written in the author's own handwriting

‘an autograph manuscript’;

Signaturenoun

A resemblance between the external characters 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.

Autographadjective

(of a painting or sculpture) done by the artist, not by a copier

‘five of the drawings are accepted as autograph’;

Signaturenoun

The designation of the key (when not C major, or its relative, A minor) by means of one or more sharps or flats at the beginning of the staff, immediately after the clef, affecting all notes of the same letter throughout the piece or movement. Each minor key has the same signature as its relative major.

Autograph

An autograph is a person's own handwriting or signature. The word autograph comes from Ancient Greek (αὐτός, autós, and γράφω, gráphō, ), and can mean more specifically: a manuscript written by the author of its content.

‘self’; ‘write’;

Signaturenoun

A letter or figure placed at the bottom of the first page of each sheet of a book or pamphlet, as a direction to the binder in arranging and folding the sheets.

Signaturenoun

That part of a prescription which contains the directions to the patient. It is usually prefaced by S or Sig. (an abbreviation for the Latin signa, imperative of signare to sign or mark).

Signatureverb

To mark with, or as with, a signature or signatures.

Signaturenoun

your name written in your own handwriting

Signaturenoun

a distinguishing style;

‘this room needs a woman's touch’;

Signaturenoun

a melody used to identify a performer or a dance band or radio/tv program

Signaturenoun

the sharps or flats that follow the clef and indicate the key

Signaturenoun

a sheet with several pages printed on it; it folds to page size and is bound with other signatures to form a book

Signaturenoun

a person's name written in a distinctive way as a form of identification in authorizing a cheque or document or concluding a letter

‘the signature of a senior manager’;

Signaturenoun

the action of signing a document

‘the licence was sent to the customer for signature’;

Signaturenoun

a distinctive pattern, product, or characteristic by which someone or something can be identified

‘the chef produced the pâté that was his signature’; ‘his signature dish’;

Signaturenoun

short for key signature or time signature

Signaturenoun

a letter or figure printed at the foot of one or more pages of each sheet of a book as a guide in binding.

Signaturenoun

a printed sheet after being folded to form a group of pages.

Signaturenoun

the part of a medical prescription that gives instructions about the use of the medicine or drug prescribed.

Signature

A signature (; from Latin: signare, ) is a handwritten (and often stylized) depiction of someone's name, nickname, or even a simple or other mark that a person writes on documents as a proof of identity and intent. The writer of a signature is a signatory or signer.

‘to sign’; ‘X’;

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