Thesaurus for signal
Pronunciation of signal: S IH1 G N AH0 L ('sɪgnəl)
Number of syllables of signal: 2
Pronunciation Video of signal
Definition of signal
- (n): any communication that encodes a message; "signals from the boat suddenly stopped"
- (n): any incitement to action; "he awaited the signal to start"; "the victory was a signal for wild celebration"
- (n): an electric quantity (voltage or current or field strength) whose modulation represents coded information about the source from which it comes
- (v): be a signal for or a symptom of; "These symptoms indicate a serious illness"; "Her behavior points to a severe neurosis"; "The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued"
- (v): communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs; "He signed his disapproval with a dismissive hand gesture"; "The diner signaled the waiters to bring the menu"
- (s): notably out of the ordinary; "the year saw one signal triumph for the Labour party"
Examples of signal
- I received the signal from my friend.
- The tag is applied to the signal.
- The black rainstorm signal was issued.
- The signal device begins to beep.
- I can hear the caution signal.
- The positive signal is in the tip.
- The frequency of the signal remains constant.
- There was a tacit signal between two people.
- The analogue signal is re created.
- The sensor is responsive to the quotient signal.