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.
Organized into chapters that mirror the rhythm of everyday life—Welcome, Nourish, Celebrate, Pause, and Wilding—Home in Bloom invites us to journey through the various rooms of the home, each adorned with Chezar's signature arrangements.
It’s the final weekend of February. Here are some ways to spend it. Take the plunge ... This event invites participants of all ages — plungers under 18 will need a parent or guardian signature — to jump in frigid pools ... Details ... 27th St ... 25.
My primary GTAOnline profile currently sits at level 162 ... Occasionally, I'll help out a fledgling crime lord by accepting an invite to one of the game's signature heists ... That is, until I decided to start an entirely new GTA Online profile on PS5 ... ....
Since last week’s Genesis Invitational was a Signature Event and featured all the PGA Tour’s best players, many of the Tour’s stars are sitting this week out ...News ... Augusta announces surprise Masters invites to LIV golfer, two others.
The author had a pricey brunch at Florian Caffe in Venice...It's also the stuff of legend ... Despite my hesitation, a few seconds later, a waiter — dressed in the caf�'s signature white coat and bow tie — invited me inside ... ....
This should be another one.—Bob HarigJordan Spieth missed the weekend at the signature event Genesis Invitational after signing an incorrect scorecard ... higher—and that includes three signature events.
As a vendor, getting into the city’s popular outdoor emporium can take up to three years ...That’s part of what I help with ... In the summer of 2021, Community Cultivations invited Brown to debut StellaRuth’s Signature Seasonings as the week’s feature.
As the tournament falls after two signature events in three weeks with another, the Arnold Palmer Invitational, on the horizon, it’s not surprising to see many of the big names on Tour take a week off ...Mexico Open. Odds, picks ... Thursday tee times.