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1. signal

noun. ['ˈsɪgnəl'] any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message.

Synonyms

  • starting signal
  • sign
  • alert
  • whistle
  • communication
  • warning signal
  • start
  • alarum
  • high sign
  • bugle call
  • radiotelegraphic signal
  • input
  • telephone number
  • signaling
  • curfew
  • alarm
  • indicator
  • time signal
  • symbol
  • output signal
  • visual signal
  • retreat
  • ticktack
  • beam
  • recording
  • radio beacon
  • output
  • distress signal
  • drumbeat
  • all clear
  • telegraphic signal
  • dog-ear
  • input signal
  • number
  • animal communication
  • whistling
  • radio beam
  • storm signal
  • distress call
  • electronic signal

Antonyms

  • positiveness
  • negativity
  • positivity
  • invalidate

Etymology

  • segnal (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • signalis (Latin)

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Rhymes with Signal

  • wignall

How do you pronounce signal?

Pronounce signal as ˈsɪgnəl.

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Sentences with signal


1. Verb, base form
A nosebleed that occurs after such occurrences could signal a broken nose, according to MayoClinic.com.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Setting the watch is fairly easy using the radio signal from the atomic clock.

3. Adjective
If necessary, use a signal generator to check portions of the circuit.

Quotes about signal


1. Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

2. When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.
- Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich

3. You're very welcome,"she said, giving my hair a hard tug. "You should be used to being gawked at by now.""And yet I'm not.""Well, if it gets too bad, give me a signal, and I'll get up on the banquet table, toss my skirt over my head, and do a little dance. That way no one will be looking at you.
- Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone

2. signal/noise_ratio

noun. the ratio of signal intensity to noise intensity.

Synonyms

  • signal-to-noise
  • ratio
  • signal/noise
  • S/N

3. signal-to-noise

noun. the ratio of signal intensity to noise intensity.

Synonyms

  • ratio
  • signal/noise ratio
  • signal/noise
  • S/N

4. signal/noise

noun. the ratio of signal intensity to noise intensity.

Synonyms

  • signal-to-noise
  • ratio
  • signal/noise ratio
  • S/N

5. signal-to-noise_ratio

noun. the ratio of signal intensity to noise intensity.

Synonyms

  • ratio
  • signal/noise ratio
  • signal/noise
  • S/N

6. signal

verb. ['ˈsɪgnəl'] communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs.

Synonyms

  • semaphore
  • signalize
  • sign
  • whistle
  • communicate
  • heliograph
  • signalise
  • flag
  • intercommunicate

Antonyms

  • ending
  • middle
  • death
  • arrive

Etymology

  • segnal (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • signalis (Latin)

7. signal

verb. ['ˈsɪgnəl'] be a signal for or a symptom of.

Synonyms

  • betoken
  • bode
  • foretell
  • predict
  • prognosticate
  • augur
  • forecast
  • mark
  • portend
  • prefigure
  • indicate
  • bespeak
  • tell
  • foreshadow
  • omen
  • auspicate
  • presage

Antonyms

  • dissuasion
  • unconnectedness
  • deactivation
  • finish

Etymology

  • segnal (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • signalis (Latin)

8. signal

noun. ['ˈsɪgnəl'] any incitement to action.

Synonyms

  • provocation
  • incitation

Antonyms

  • unalert
  • dull
  • unwary

Etymology

  • segnal (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • signalis (Latin)

9. signal

adjective. ['ˈsɪgnəl'] notably out of the ordinary.

Antonyms

  • fire

Etymology

  • segnal (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • signalis (Latin)

10. signal

noun. ['ˈsɪgnəl'] an electric quantity (voltage or current or field strength) whose modulation represents coded information about the source from which it comes.

Synonyms

  • electrical energy
  • interrupt

Antonyms

  • lethargic
  • unaware
  • stay in place

Etymology

  • segnal (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • signalis (Latin)
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