presignalled

signal

[sig-nl]
noun
1.
anything that serves to indicate, warn, direct, command, or the like, as a light, a gesture, an act, etc.: a traffic signal; a signal to leave.
2.
anything agreed upon or understood as the occasion for concerted action.
3.
an act, event, or the like that causes or incites some action: The unjust execution was the signal for revolt.
4.
a token; indication.
5.
Electronics. an electrical quantity or effect, as current, voltage, or electromagnetic waves, that can be varied in such a way as to convey information.
6.
Cards. a play that reveals to one's partner a wish that he or she continue or discontinue the suit led.
adjective
7.
serving as a signal; used in signaling: a signal flag.
8.
unusual; notable; outstanding: a signal exploit.
verb (used with object), signaled, signaling or (especially British) signalled, signalling.
9.
to make a signal to.
10.
to communicate or make known by a signal.
verb (used without object), signaled, signaling or (especially British) signalled, signalling.
11.
to make communication by a signal or signals.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English (noun) < Medieval Latin signāle, Late Latin, noun use of neuter of signālis of a sign. See sign, -al2, -al1

signaler; especially British, signaller, noun
presignal, noun, verb (used with object), presignaled, presignaling or (especially British) presignalled, presignaling.
resignal, verb, resignaled, resignaling or (especially British) resignalled, resignalling.
unsignaled, adjective
unsignalled, adjective

signal, single.


1, 4. sign. 8. unique, exceptional, remarkable, striking.
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signal (ˈsɪɡnəl)
 
n
1.  any sign, gesture, token, etc, that serves to communicate information
2.  anything that acts as an incitement to action: the rise in prices was a signal for rebellion
3.  a.  a variable parameter, such as a current or electromagnetic wave, by which information is conveyed through an electronic circuit, communications system, etc
 b.  the information so conveyed
 c.  (as modifier): signal strength; a signal generator
 
adj
4.  distinguished or conspicuous
5.  used to give or act as a signal
 
vb , -nals, -nalling, -nalled, -nals, -naling, -naled
6.  to communicate (a message, etc) to (a person)
 
[C16: from Old French seignal, from Medieval Latin signāle, from Latin signum sign]
 
'signaller
 
n
 
'signaler
 
n

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Word Origin & History

signal
late 14c., from O.Fr. signal, from M.L. signale "a signal," from L.L. signalis (adj.) "used as a signal, pertaining to a sign," from L. signum "signal, sign." The verb is first recorded 1805, from the noun; earlier verb was signalize (1650s).

signal
"remarkable, striking, notable" 1641, from Fr. signalé, pp. of signaler "to distinguish" (see signal (n.)).
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signal   (sĭg'nəl)  Pronunciation Key 
A fluctuating quantity or impulse whose variations represent information. The amplitude or frequency of voltage, current, electric field strength, light, and sound can be varied as signals representing information.
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