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electronic signature Syllabification: e·lec·tron·ic sig·na·ture

Definition of electronic signature in English:


Symbols or other data in digital form attached to an electronically transmitted document as verification of the sender’s intent to sign the document: the new rules will make electronic signatures acceptable and speed up the application process See also digital signature.
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  • The system is so secure that Congress used it last year to attach electronic signatures to a bill that was then sent to President Clinton via email.
  • The Electronic Transactions Act provides that an electronic signature has the same valid, binding and legal effect as a handwritten signature.
  • Even typing your name at the end of an e-mail may be deemed an electronic signature.
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