Definition of unsigned in English:


Line breaks: un|signed
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈsʌɪnd


  • 1Not identified or authorized by a person’s signature: an unsigned cheque
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    • Likewise, it is permissible for the nurse to obtain the patient's signature on a previously unsigned consent form and then to witness that consent.
    • Initial difficulties in identifying the unsigned painting were made worse by some bad restorative work, which blurred the distinctive Van Gogh style.
    • This may come as a surprise, but the Professor has already written a cheque: an unsigned one for the generous sum of two cents.
  • 1.1(Of a musician or sports player) not having signed a contract of employment: an unknown and unsigned dance band
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    • December 20: The last day for teams to offer 2006 contracts to unsigned players.
    • ‘It was an idea I'd had for a while to make a CD of local unsigned musicians and give the profits to charity; and I realised if I wanted to do I should just get on with it,’ said Dave.
    • What if you took the $300,000 and gave $3000 each to help a hundred struggling painters or first-time novelists or unsigned musicians?
  • 2 Mathematics & Computing Not having a plus or minus sign, or a bit representing this.
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    • Here is how this four byte sequence is interpreted as an unsigned integer under the two ordering conventions.
    • At times, it is necessary to coerce an unsigned integer from one type to another, resulting in a change in the number of bits used to represent the number.
    • As you might imagine, an unsigned integer is either positive or zero.

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