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1 signal /ˈsɪgnl̟/ noun
plural signals
1 signal
/ˈsɪgnl̟/
noun
plural signals
Learner's definition of SIGNAL
[count]
: an event or act which shows that something exists or that gives information about something : sign
often + of
: something (such as a sound, a movement of part of the body, or an object) that gives information about something or that tells someone to do something
: a piece of equipment with colored lights that is used on railways and roads to tell people when to go, to slow down, or to stop
technical
: a message, sound, or image that is carried by waves of light or sound
: a wave of light or sound that carries a message, sound, or image

busy signal

see 1busy

mixed signals

see mixed
2 signal /ˈsɪgnl̟/ verb
signals US signaled or British signalled US signaling or British signalling
2 signal
/ˈsɪgnl̟/
verb
signals US signaled or British signalled US signaling or British signalling
Learner's definition of SIGNAL
[+ object] : to be a sign of (something) : to show the existence of (something)
: to make a sound or motion that tells someone something
[no object]
[+ object]
3 signal /ˈsɪgnl̟/ adjective
3 signal
/ˈsɪgnl̟/
adjective
Learner's definition of SIGNAL
always used before a noun formal
: very important or great : significant

— signally

/ˈsɪgnəli/ adverb
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