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signal

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈsɪɡnəl/
a sign that something is true or that something is going to happen: a signal to sb It is a signal to the rest of the world that we are serious about global warming. a clear/strong /important signala signal of sth It was a strong signal of the power now wielded by big institutional investors. mixed/conflicting/contradicting signals the right/wrong signal a positive signal
COMMUNICATIONS a series of electrical or radio waves that are sent to a radio, television, or mobile phone in order to produce a sound, picture, or message: I couldn't get a signal on my phone.
Translations of “signal”
in Korean 신호, 통신…
in Arabic إشارة, إشارة البَثّ…
in French signal, feu…
in Turkish işaret, sinyal, radyo/televizyon sinyali…
in Italian segnale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 行動, 信號, (車輛)轉向燈…
in Russian команда, знак, сигнал…
in Polish sygnał, znak, oznaka…
in Spanish señal…
in Portuguese sinal…
in German das Signal…
in Catalan senyal…
in Japanese 合図, 信号, 電波…
in Chinese (Simplified) 行动, 信号, (车辆)转向灯…
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