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digital signature

noun, Digital Technology
1.
an encrypted digital code appended to an electronic document to verify that it was created by a known source and has not been altered.
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British Dictionary definitions for digital signatures

digital signature

noun
1.
(computing) electronic proof of a person's identity involving the use of encryption; used to authenticate documents
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digital signatures in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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