(Latin: mark, token, indication; a fact, a condition, or a quality)
2. An act or gesture used to convey an idea, a desire, information, or a command.
2. A defined set of signals or gestures used for communication by individuals who are unable to hear properly: "He used his hands to make signs to his friends that it was time to go to the ball game."
3. One of two characters (+, -) used to indicate positive or negative factors in mathematics: "The student missed one question on the math examination because she forgot to put the correct sign in the answer."
4. A poster or bill board typically used for advertising or providing information: "The directions said to turn right at the sign pointing to the bridge."
"We noticed that our neighbor had a For Sale sign on his car."
It was a sign that she would not be much of a mathematician when she couldn't figure out what the sine was on the geometry question in the quiz.
2. A piece of information communicated by an action, a gesture, or a sign.
3. Information transmitted by means of a modulated current or an electromagnetic wave and received by telephone, telegraph, radio, television, or radar.
Water absorbs UHF energy, causing signal attenuation.
2. The meaning of something; usually, a special meaning or a meaning that is not obvious: "The special medical study indicated the significance of sanitizing the hands of hospital personnel when they go from one patient's room to another one."
2. Having a major or important effect: "She presented a significant idea for the project."
3. Something that is relatively large in amount: "Their contributions were significant to the success of our school."
4. Relating to the occurrence of events or outcomes that are too closely linked statistically to be accomplished merely by accodemt.
2. Done in a way which is large or important enough to be noticed or to have an effect: "The store down the street sold the book for a significantly lower price than this one here."
3. That which is done in a way that has a special or hidden meaning: "Her mother glanced significantly in her son's direction when she said that someone had not done his homework."
2. Evidence for the existence of something: "Traffic lights are a signification of how important they are for the orderly movements of motor vehicles in cities."