Meaning of “signing” in the English Dictionary

"signing" in British English

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signingnoun

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)

(Definition of “signing” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)