No one opposes Bush being a better man; but the evangelicals understood the signal.
The day marked not only the end of the Camelot era, but seemed to signal the final passing of many things politically.
Managers urged submitters to keep the rate submissions down, so as not to signal to the market that the bank was vulnerable.
Reporters were left to wonder whether it was some sort of signal, perhaps, or a sign of solidarity.
The rise of young Republicans like Noem and Scott was supposed to signal the fall of Nancy Pelosi.
Jarvis was still tense, poised to respond to the first signal of danger.
As she spoke, Geta lifted the curtain, and Philothea instantly obeyed the signal.
At a signal from Ernest he increased the speed and soared upward.
For all her dullness, it was a signal from Sally that saved Andrew.
Xoli gave the signal, and the soul of the Chalcan girl broke forth in motion.
late 14c., "visible sign, indication," from Old French signal, seignal "seal, imprint, sign, mark," from Medieval Latin signale "a signal," from Late Latin signalis (adj.) "used as a signal, pertaining to a sign," from Latin signum "signal, sign" (see sign (n.)). Restricted sense "agreed-upon sign (to commence or desist, etc.) is from 1590s. Meaning "modulation of an electric current" is from 1855.
"remarkable, striking, notable" ("serving as a sign"), 1640s, from French signalé, past participle of signaler "to distinguish, signal" (see signal (n.)).
1805, "to make signals to," from signal (n.). Related: Signaled; signaling. Earlier verb was signalize (1650s).
A synchronous language by Le Guernic et al of INRIA.
["SIGNAL - A Data Flow-Oriented Language for Signal Processing," P. le Guernic, IEEE Trans Acoustics Speech & Signal Proc, ASSP-34(2):362-1986-04-374].
A predefined message sent between two Unix processes or from the kernel to a process. Signals communicate the occurrence of unexpected external events such as the forced termination of a process by the user. Each signal has a unique number associated with it and each process has a signal handler set for each signal. Signals can be sent using the kill system call.