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.
As of Thursday, an online petition for a probe of the Fort Detrick lab had gathered more than 18 million signatures. "If the US really wants to support the origin-tracing study, then it should answer this call to invite WHO experts for an investigation in the US in an open and transparent manner," Zhao said. .
Throughout the school year, students will be invited to four signature Joy-Ful events taking place in unison across school campuses nationwide. The first signature event in September is a welcome back "Food Festi-Ful" that will feature popular street food menus and unique celebrations customized by each campus.
ROCKY RIVER, Ohio – Ann Loparo started up her “SignatureSweets” business in 2017 where she invited interested “bakers” to an area industrial kitchen co-op, of which she was a part of, to learn to bake her luscious treats ... To register for Annie’s Signature Sweets classes, visit ...
This is a special year for Ridgeview Country Club as it is the club’s 100th year anniversary and this is Ridgeview’s signature event, an invite-only tournament reserved for top amateurs ... ARROWHEAD INVITATIONAL.
Sidhu had written a letter to the Captain inviting him to attend the program to be held at 11 am tomorrow ... The invitation letter to the Captain also bears signatures of about 60 CongressMLAs, which is being considered as Sidhu's show of strength directly in front of the Captain.
“In addition to our event strategy, we’re also seeking ideas as to what Kelowna’s signature event could be,” said Babcock. “We invite our residents to be creative, tell us their ideas, and help us develop an event that ...
This exhibition includes active, associate, and signature members from the Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Tri-Cities chapters of the society. This is the first year that the invitation to show has been extended to the Tri-Cities area, and more than 54% of the members from that region are represented in this year’s exhibition ... ....
The Orchard at Altapass welcomes Amazon bestselling author RebeccaWarner for a book-signing event this Saturday from 11 a.m ...Join Rebecca Warner in the red barn where she'll be reading excerpts, signing her books and inviting comments and conversation. Visitors are welcome to bring their copies for signature or to purchase them at the event ... .
Released two months before the remainder of the album, this signature single served as a teaser for the record’s bold pop-punk revival. Inviting younger fans to indulge in feelings of angsty nostalgia, Barker’s upbeat drums and WILLOW’s teen-romance inspired lyrics such as “I knew ...
Here are the stories you shouldn’t miss today.TOP STORIES. Delta variant brings Newsom new challenges. With the spread of COVID-19 on the rise, Gov ... Advertisement ... — U.S ... — Clubhouse, the popular audio-streaming app accessible only by invitation, just got a lot more inviting. The app is ditching its signature exclusive structure in favor of open access.