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signature

Pronunciation: /ˈsɪgnətʃər; ˈsɪgnətʃə(r)/

Translation of signature in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 (written name) firma (feminine), rúbrica (feminine) [formal] to put one's signature to a letter/petition firmar una carta/una petición
    Example sentences
    • The analysis concluded that the signature on the document was ‘very similar’ to Chen's.
    • A petition is nothing more than a list of names, addresses and signatures with your cause written at the top of each page.
    • The group began with the signed letter of September 5 with more than 800 signatures and verified the names and identification.
  • 2 (on prescription) (American English/inglés norteamericano) indicaciones (feminine plural) para el paciente
    Example sentences
    • If famotidine is used for reasons other than the two criteria described below, the attending physician will also need to provide a signature and an explanation for the use of famotidine.
  • 3 [Printing/Imprenta] 3.1 (binding guide) signatura (feminine) 3.2 (section) pliego (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • To make the inside signatures fold copy paper in half the long way.
    • This format once was regarded as forgivable, back when illustrations were printed in separate signatures on better paper, which these are not.
    • I spilled a whole pot of glue on a stack of signatures, spoiling the pages.
    Example sentences
    • The signature ensured that a large sheet of paper printed on a press could be folded, gathered, bound, and cut with the leaves in the proper order.

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