A signature (/ˈsɪɡnətʃər/; from Latin:signare, "to sign") is a handwritten (and often stylized) depiction of someone's name, nickname, or even a simple "X" or other mark that a person writes on documents as a proof of identity and intent. The writer of a signature is a signatory or signer. Similar to a handwritten signature, a signature work describes the work as readily identifying its creator. A signature may be confused with an autograph, which is chiefly an artistic signature. This can lead to confusion when people have both an autograph and signature and as such some people in the public eye keep their signatures private whilst fully publishing their autograph.
Function and types
The traditional function of a signature is evidential: it is to give evidence of:
The provenance of the document (identity)
The intention (will) of an individual with regard to that document
For example, the role of a signature in many consumer contracts is not solely to provide evidence of the identity of the contracting party, but also to provide evidence of deliberation and informed consent.
A signature is a hand-written, possibly stylized, version of someone's name, which may be used to confirm the person's identity. The writer of a signature is a signatory or signer.
Signature or signatory may also refer to:
distinctive, characteristic indicative of identity
Signature artwork, works by popular and well-established artists that are easily recognized as theirs because of unique characteristics in style, medium, or subject matter; distinctive works that may be easily recognized without having to ascertain the makers, the school of art, or the period
Signature block, text automatically appended at the bottom of an e-mail message, Usenet article, or forum post
Method signature, in computer programming, especially object-oriented programming, how a method is commonly identified
Type signature, which defines the inputs and outputs for a function or method
Blind signature, digital signature in which the content of a message is disguised
which can be identified with Z. Therefore cup product, under these hypotheses, does give rise to a symmetric bilinear form on H2k(M,Z); and therefore to a quadratic form Q. The form Q is non-degenerate due to Poincaré duality, as it pairs non-degenerately with itself. More generally, the signature can be defined in this way for any general compact polyhedron with 4n-dimensional Poincaré duality.
Geo/Jang president Imran Aslam. The News/File. It would be hard to find a more unassuming ‘president’ of anything ... A desktop computer, an ashtray, and minimal clutter ... The group then invited Imran to write the scripts in Urdu. He loved doing that, injecting the text with his signature wit and puns and coming up with creative titles ... Comments. Comment. .
With the year coming to an end, it's time to give yourself a nice smartphone. And when you talk about the modern and economical smartphone, the brand Vivo is sure to cross your mind ... Smartphone ... 8 MP ... Its rear cameras are elegantly organized and crafted into our signature DualToneStep, inviting you to explore the powerful imaging technologies within.
With floor-to-ceiling windows offering stunning views of the surrounding golf courses and Audubon sanctuary, the new signature restaurant invites guests to experience the transition of the resort's natural environment from morning through night.
The NAIH informed Human Rights Watch that it received two complaints about a letter sent by the Chamber of Agriculture and bearing the signature of Viktor Orbán... Rather, they relied on traditional data collection methods (such as in-person and online petitions and signature gathering).
A visitor relaxes at the refreshing and scenic Boeri Lake, Dominica... Similarly, visitors and attendees to the island’s signature Jazz ‘n Creole event were able to experience a Jazz ‘n spas experience which invited persons to unwind after the event at the island’s hot spas in the Roseau Valley, according to the release ... .
Tabitha invited supporters to gather at the Country Club of Lincoln for the nonprofit’s annual major fundraiser, “The Signature Event.”. The theme of the evening was “Leave Your Signature for Seniors,” and guests did just that ... Tabitha’s Signature Event was made possible by major sponsors.
ElizabethHolmes, the founder of failed blood testing startup Theranos who was convicted of fraud earlier this year, is scheduled to be sentenced on Friday morning by a judge in court in San Jose, California... She was lauded on magazine covers, frequently wearing a signature black turtleneck that invited comparisons to late AppleCEOSteve Jobs ... .
Tabitha invited supporters to gather at the Country Club of Lincoln for the nonprofit’s annual major fundraiser, “The Signature Event.”. The theme of the evening was “Leave Your Signature for Seniors” and guests did just that ... Tabitha’s Signature Event was made possible by major sponsors.
Senator Sani Musa (APCNigerEast ), openly told the Senate that the six signatures attached to the report were taken from attendance list taken at the first sitting of the Committee in April ... “As a member, I attended the first meeting along with five other Senators whose signatures were attached to the report.
19, and Sunday, Nov. 20 ... to 4 p.m ... "The Farm & Ranch staff is excited to invite everyone to our signature event, HomeGrown, featuring the New Mexico-based products of our talented community," said Heather Reed, NM Farm & Ranch Museum executive director ... According to Reed, visitors are invited to tour the museum and enjoy the exhibits at no extra cost.
During the grand opening celebration, Chef Ramsay greeted invited guests with a special video message as they enjoyed signature bites and cocktails ... The dining establishment features an open and inviting bar that welcomes guests and sets the tone for the upscale feel of the restaurant.