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1、sign- + -ature.
- signature (n.)
- 1530s, a kind of document in Scottish law, from Middle French signature (16c.) or directly from Medieval Latin signatura "signature, a rescript," in classical Latin "the matrix of a seal," from signatus, past participle of signare "to mark with a stamp, sign" (see sign (v.)).
Meaning "one's own name written in one's own hand" is from 1570s, replacing sign-manual (early 15c.) in this sense. Musical sense of "signs placed it the beginning of a staff to indicate the key and rhythm" is from 1806. Meaning "a distinguishing mark of any kind" is from 1620s.
- 1. His speech was difficult to understand, his signature shaky and unrecognizable.
- 2. Rabbit stew is one of chef Giancarlo Moeri's signature dishes.
- 3. Doesn't that sound like the signature tune from The Late Late Show?
- 4. A brief, hand-written postscript lay beneath his signature.
- 5. Ask a friend to witness your signature.
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