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English noun: signature

1. signature (communication) your name written in your own handwriting

Broader (hypernym)name

Narrower (hyponym)allograph, autograph, countersign, countersignature, endorsement, indorsement, John Hancock, sign manual

Part holonymparaph

2. signature (attribute) a distinguishing style

SamplesThis room needs a woman's touch.


Broader (hypernym)fashion, manner, mode, style, way

Narrower (hyponym)common touch

3. signature (communication) a melody used to identify a performer or a dance band or radio/tv program

Synonymssignature tune, theme song

Broader (hypernym)air, line, melodic line, melodic phrase, melody, strain, tune

4. signature (communication) the sharps or flats that follow the clef and indicate the key

Synonymskey signature

Broader (hypernym)musical notation

5. signature (communication) a sheet with several pages printed on it; it folds to page size and is bound with other signatures to form a book

Broader (hypernym)piece of paper, sheet, sheet of paper

Part meronymbook

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