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uk   /ˈsaɪ.nɪŋ/ us   /ˈsaɪ.nɪŋ/
  • signing noun (WRITING NAME)

[U] the act of writing your name on a document to show that you agree with it or accept it: the signing of the contract/treaty/agreement
[C] an occasion when a famous person writes his or her name on something and gives it to someone : Later ,there will be a poetry reading and book signing for his new volume of poems. She was invited to autograph signings around the country.
  • signing noun (SPORT)

[C] in sport, a player who has signed a legal agreement to play for a team: The club's summer signings will take time to settle in.
  • signing noun (SIGN LANGUAGE)

[U] the act of using sign language (= hand movements representing words, used by and to people who cannot hear or talk)
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