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Autograph vs. Signature

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Main Difference

The main difference between Autograph and Signature is that the Autograph is a handwritten signature of a famous person and Signature is a handwritten mark made as a proof of identity and intent.

Wikipedia
  • Autograph (noun)

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

  • Autograph (noun)

    A manuscript in the author’s handwriting.

  • Autograph (adjective)

    Written in the author’s own handwriting.

  • Autograph (verb)

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

  • Autograph (verb)

    To write something in one's own handwriting

  • Signature (adjective)

    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."

  • Signature (noun)

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

  • Signature (noun)

    The act of signing one's name.

  • Signature (noun)

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

  • Signature (noun)

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

  • Signature (noun)

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

  • Signature (noun)

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

  • Signature (noun)

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

  • Signature (noun)

    A mark or sign of implication.

  • Signature (noun)

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

  • Signature (noun)

    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.

Wiktionary
  • Autograph (noun)

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

    "fans surged around the car asking for autographs"

  • Autograph (noun)

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

    "the earliest version of the work is possibly an autograph"

  • Autograph (noun)

    a person's handwriting

    "a songbook in Purcell's autograph"

  • Autograph (verb)

    write one's signature on (something); sign

    "the whole team autographed a shirt for him"

  • Autograph (adjective)

    written in the author's own handwriting

    "an autograph manuscript"

  • Autograph (adjective)

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

    "five of the drawings are accepted as autograph"

  • Signature (noun)

    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"

  • Signature (noun)

    the action of signing a document

    "the licence was sent to the customer for signature"

  • Signature (noun)

    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"

  • Signature (noun)

    short for key signature or time signature

  • Signature (noun)

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

  • Signature (noun)

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

  • Signature (noun)

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

Oxford Dictionary
  • Autograph (noun)

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

  • Autograph (adjective)

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

  • Signature (noun)

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

  • Signature (noun)

    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.

  • Signature (noun)

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

  • Signature (noun)

    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.

  • Signature (noun)

    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.

  • Signature (noun)

    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.

  • Signature (noun)

    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).

  • Signature

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

Webster Dictionary
  • Autograph (noun)

    something written by one's own hand

  • Autograph (noun)

    a person's own signature

  • Autograph (verb)

    mark with one's signature;

    "The author autographed his book"

  • Signature (noun)

    your name written in your own handwriting

  • Signature (noun)

    a distinguishing style;

    "this room needs a woman's touch"

  • Signature (noun)

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

  • Signature (noun)

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

  • Signature (noun)

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

Princeton's WordNet

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