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Adjective signal has 1 sense
- signal - notably out of the ordinary; "the year saw one signal triumph for the Labour party"
Antonym: unimpressive (indirect, via impressive)
Noun signal has 3 senses
- signal, signaling, sign - any communication that encodes a message; "signals from the boat suddenly stopped"
--1 is a kind of communication
--1 has particulars:
| ||recording; phone number, telephone number, number; starting signal, start; storm signal; radio beam, beam; ticktack; time signal; dog-ear; animal communication; alarm, alert, warning signal, alarum; distress signal, distress call; all clear; bugle call; curfew; retreat; drumbeat; telegraphic signal, radiotelegraphic signal; whistle, whistling; high sign; symbol; visual signal; indicator; electronic signal; radio beacon; input signal, input; output signal, output|
- signal - any incitement to action; "he awaited the signal to start"; "the victory was a signal for wild celebration"
--2 is a kind of incitement, incitation, provocation
- signal - an electric quantity (voltage or current or field strength) whose modulation represents coded information about the source from which it comes
--3 is a kind of electricity, electrical energy
Verb signal has 2 senses
- sign, signal, signalize, signalise - 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"
--1 is one way to communicate, intercommunicate
They signal them the information
They signal the information to them
- bespeak, betoken, indicate, point, signal - 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"
--2 is one way to tell
Something ----s something