What is signature?

  • (noun): A melody used to identify a performer or a dance band or radio/tv program.
    Synonyms: signature tune, theme song
    See also — Additional definitions below


The signature on a painting or other work of art has always been an important item in the assessment of art. Fake signatures are sometimes added to enhance the value of a painting, or are added to a fake painting to support its authenticity. A notorious case was the signature of Johannes Vermeer on the fake "Supper at Emmaus" made by the art-forger Han van Meegeren.

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Some articles on signature:

Mobile Signature
... A mobile signature is a digital signature generated either on a mobile phone or on a SIM card ...
Signature Mark
... A signature mark is a letter, number or combination of either or both, which is printed at the bottom of the first page, or leaf, of a signature or section ... of the Latin alphabet have been used, though many American bookbinders do not use signature marks at all ...
Lakland - Instruments - Signature Basses
... Lakin conceived of a signature model bass in 1997 ... bass known originally as the Joe Osborn Signature model and equipped with Lindy Fralin pickups ... Other signature models were developed in collaboration with bassists Jerry Scheff, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Darryl Jones and Bob Glaub ...
Signature - Copyright
... Under British law, the appearance of signatures (not the names themselves) may be protected under copyright law ... lettering, or coloring" are not eligible for copyright however, the appearance of signatures (not the names themselves) may be protected under copyright law ... It has been deemed illegal to publish signatures in Canada ...
... They differ from the octonions in the signature of quadratic form the split-octonions have a split-signature (4,4) whereas the octonions have a positive-definite ...

More definitions of "signature":

  • (noun): Your name written in your own handwriting.
  • (noun): A sheet with several pages printed on it; it folds to page size and is bound with other signatures to form a book.
  • (noun): A distinguishing style.
    Synonyms: touch
  • (noun): The sharps or flats that follow the clef and indicate the key.
    Synonyms: key signature

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