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English definition of “signal”


noun [C] (WAVE)    /ˈsɪɡ.nəl/
B2 a series of electrical or radio waves that are sent to a radio or television in order to produce a sound , picture , or message Communications technology - general words
(Definition of signal noun (WAVE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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