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signingnoun

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

[U] the ​act of writing ​yourname 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 ​famousperson writes his or her ​name on something and gives it to someone : Later ,there will be a ​poetryreading 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 ​legalagreement 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 signlanguage (= ​handmovementsrepresenting words, used by and to ​people who cannot ​hear or ​talk)
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