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Princeton's WordNet

  1. signal, signaling, signnoun

    any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message

    "signals from the boat suddenly stopped"


  1. signalingnoun

    The sending of a biochemical signal

Webster Dictionary

  1. Signaling

    of Signal


  1. Signaling

    In telecommunication, signaling has the following meanings: ⁕the use of signals for controlling communications ⁕the information exchange concerning the establishment and control of a telecommunication circuit and the management of the network, in contrast to user information transfer ⁕the sending of a signal from the transmitting end of a telecommunication circuit to inform a user at the receiving end that a message is to be sent. Signaling systems can be classified according to their principal properties, some of which are described below:

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. signaling

    Is of remote origin. A rude code of signals addressed to the eye is common among the savage races of the present day, and doubtless existed from the earliest times among the historical races. The Indians of the great plains of North America avail themselves for night-signals of fires lighted on elevated points, and of dense clouds of smoke made by suddenly heaping green brush upon a fire for day-signals. Gen. Marcy, in his “Army Life on the Border,” shows that similar signals can be used in this region with great advantage by troops engaged in Indian campaigning. Messages exchanged in this way must be preconcerted. This method of signaling dates from a remote antiquity. Alphabetical signaling—a system in which a written language is conveyed by means of its elements—is first described by Polybius, about 260 B.C., and seems to have been devised, or at least greatly improved by him. He formed a code by arranging the letters of the Greek alphabet in several columns. A given letter was represented by a number of lanterns or torches or other signals, which gave the number of the column, and a second set of signals giving the number of the letter in the column. Capt. John Smith, of Virginia fame, is said to have used the system of Polybius during the siege of Vienna. Alphabetical signaling thus early adopted remained without improvement, and too cumbersome for general application till recent times. Message signaling by torches, flags, and rockets has been generally used, especially at sea, where it has a wide application both in war and commerce. The signals usually represented numbers, which were referred to printed codes. The invention of the magnetic telegraph led to the Morse alphabet, which crystallized the hitherto vague idea of representing letters by the combination and arrangement of a few simple elements. In the general service code of the United States, there are used two elements. These can readily be represented by sounds, motions, numbers, colors, etc. The ordinary method of signaling is by waving a flag by day and a torch at night. See also Telegraph, Field.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of signaling in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of signaling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of signaling in a Sentence

  1. Howard Graves:

    The adoption of these symbols is meant largely as a way of signaling anti-Muslim sentiment in particular, but also this notion that Christianity needs to retake western civilization.

  2. Dan Crenshaw:

    When you're a liberal there’s a propensity for action, even if that action is not effective, there’s a propensity for virtue-signaling even when that signaling is not effective.

  3. Philip Hammond:

    This is not in our control and the European Union is signaling that only if we have a deal is it likely to be willing to grant a short technical extension to get the legislation through, if we don't have a deal, and if we're still discussing among ourselves what is the right way to go forward, then it's quite possible that the EU may insist on a significantly longer period.

  4. Air Lease Executive:

    Boeing is signaling full speed ahead but there's still a lot to be decided in these programs.

  5. David Gruber:

    These catsharks live on the ocean bottom, yet we don't see any biofouling or growth, so this could help explain yet another amazing feature of shark skin, this study opens new questions related to potential function of biofluorescence in central nervous system signaling, resilience to microbial infections, and photoprotection.

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