- Any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message.
- usage: "signals from the boat suddenly stopped"
- Any incitement to action.
- usage: "he awaited the signal to start"; "the victory was a signal for wild celebration"
- An electric quantity (voltage or current or field strength) whose modulation represents coded information about the source from which it comes.
- Communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs.
- usage: "He signed his disapproval with a dismissive hand gesture"; "The diner signaled the waiters to bring the menu"
- Be a signal for or a symptom of.
- usage: "These symptoms indicate a serious illness"; "Her behavior points to a severe neurosis"; "The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued"
- Notably out of the ordinary.
- usage: "the year saw one signal triumph for the Labour party"
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