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signature British & World English

A person’s name written in a distinctive way as a form of identification in authorizing a cheque or document or concluding a letter

e-signature British & World English

Short for electronic signature.

key signature British & World English

Any of several combinations of sharps or flats after the clef at the beginning of each stave, indicating the key of a composition

signature tune British & World English

A distinctive piece of music associated with a particular programme or performer on television or radio

time signature British & World English

An indication of rhythm following a clef, generally expressed as a fraction with the denominator defining the beat as a division of a semibreve and the numerator giving the number of beats in each bar

digital signature British & World English

A digital code (generated and authenticated by public key encryption) which is attached to an electronically transmitted document to verify its contents and the sender’s identity

biometric signature British & World English

The unique pattern of a bodily feature such as the retina, iris, or voice, encoded on an identity card and used for recognition and identification purposes

electronic signature British & World 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