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
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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
- Digital signature (or public-key digital signature), a method for authenticating information
- Digital Signature Algorithm, a United States Federal Government standard
- Electronic signature, a signature imputed to a text via one or more of several electronic means, or cryptographic means to add non-repudiation and message integrity features to a document
- ElGamal signature scheme, based on the difficulty of computing discrete logarithms
- Key signature (cryptography), the result of applying a hash function on a key
- XML Signature, a W3C recommendation that defines an XML syntax
- Signature (logic), in mathematical logic
- Signature (permutation), in mathematics
- Signature of a real symmetric bilinear form
- Signature of a knot, in knot theory
- Prime signature, the multiset of exponents in the prime factorisation of a number
- Key signature, a series of sharp or flat symbols placed on the staff, designating notes that are to be played one semitone higher or lower
- Signature (Moya Brennan album), a 2006 album by Irish musician Moya Brennan
- Signature (Joe album)
- Signature (Patrice Rushen album)
- Signature (news music), a news music and station image package composed by Stephen Arnold
- Signature Records, a mid-20th century United States-based record label
- Signature song, the one song that a popular and well-established artist is identified with
- Time signature, a notational device used to specify how many beats are in each bar and which note value constitutes one beat
- Acoustic signature, a combination of acoustic emissions
- Doctrine of signatures, the notion that the appearance of plants is a function of their celestial influences
- Isotopic signature, a characteristic set of ratios of stable or unstable isotopes
- Metric signature, in physics, refers to the form of a metric tensor: the sign of the diagonal components constitutes its "signature"
- Signature change, in relativity
- Radar cross-section
- Spectral signature, the specific combination of reflected and absorbed electromagnetic (EM) radiation at varying wavelengths which can uniquely identify an object
In other uses:
- Signatory Vintage Scotch Whisky Company, a Scottish company that owns the Edradour distillery
- Signature (whisky), a brand of Indian whisky
- Signature crime, a crime which exhibits characteristics unique to an offender's psychology.
- Signature mark, a mark at the bottom of signatures to assist the bookbinder
- Signature, a brand of the clothing company Levi Strauss & Co.
- Signature (charity)/CACDP, Signature is a trading name of the Council for the Advancement of Communication for Deaf People in the UK.
- Signature Digital Menus, a company specializing in the provision of digital menu boards
- Signature (dance group), a British Bhangra act in the 2008 series of the popular British television show Britain's Got Talent
- Signature Books, a publisher of Mormon works
- Signatures Restaurant, a restaurant formerly owned by Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff
- Signature School, a charter school in Evansville, Indiana spanning grades 9–12
- Signature Theatres, a movie theatre chain in California, Hawaii, and Montana operated by Regal Entertainment Group
- Signature Team, a French motor racing team.
- In bookbinding, a large sheet of paper printed with several pages, which, when folded, is intended to form four or more leaves in the finished book
- Diabolical signature, in demonology, the signature of a devil, demon or similar spirit, whose purpose is usually to sign away one's soul
- Doctrine of signatures, in Christian European metaphysics
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