Definition of signing in English:

signing

Syllabification: sign·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈsīniNG
 
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noun

1The action of writing one’s signature on an official document: he plans to oversee the signing of modest agreements on energy, education, and the environment
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  • The rules eliminated the obligatory signing of a complicated contract and instead offered customers the opportunity to sign a simple receipt of the transaction instead.
  • Authorization typically occurs through the signing of an authorization document.
  • Called the ‘nikah-namah,’ it is the signing of the marriage contract in front of witnesses.
1.1The action of recruiting someone, especially to a professional sports team or record company: the signing of overseas players [as modifier]: a signing bonus
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  • Forget the latest flap: he won't be traded unless he returns some signing bonus money.
  • After the surgery, Rivera offered to return his signing bonus, but the Cowboys wouldn't let him.
  • Underwood signed a two-year deal with no signing or roster bonuses and only a few performance incentives to boost his minimum pay.
1.2British A person who has recently been recruited, especially to join a professional sports team or record company: Manchester United’s latest signing
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  • Chelsea signed him in the summer and I think he will turn out to be one of the best signings made by a team this summer.
  • He surely could have never seen some of the close season signings play and that clubs must have offloaded them to us as part of an old pal's act.
  • He has been a pillar of strength at full back - the model of consistency and a top signing according to football director Steve Simms.
1.3An event in a bookstore or other place at which an author signs a number of books to gain publicity and sales.
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  • Other activities include book signings by local authors, art and craft exhibitions and an open gardens day.
  • Her popularity is obvious whenever she turns up at a book shop for a signing.
  • It was just interviews and book signings and photographs until the end of the day when I flew back to London.
2Sign language.
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  • Although signing is an international language Ashton says he expects to be working with deaf children who are not familiar with it.
  • Through lip reading, limited signing, and writing we were able to communicate.
  • Such was the proficiency of the family's use of sign language that when the mother wanted to express her feelings to the daughter, she felt able to do that more effectively by signing than by speaking.
3The provision of signs in a street or other place.
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  • But the report suggests that the current signing is not sub-standard and extra signs, near to the structure, would seriously detract from its appearance.
  • It's used in all their signing and advertising to create a focused decorative element that doesn't conflict with the art in the store.

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