ⓘ Signature (disambiguation)

Signature (disambiguation)

ⓘ Signature (disambiguation)

A signature is a hand-written, possibly stylized, version of someones name, which may be used to confirm the persons identity. The writer of a signature is a signatory or signer.

Signature or signatory may also refer to:


1. Businesses and organizations

  • Signature Books, a publisher of Mormon works
  • Signature charity, trading name of UK-based Council for the Advancement of Communication for Deaf People CACDP
  • Signature, a brand of the clothing company Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Signature Digital Menus, a company specializing in the provision of digital menu boards
  • Signatory Vintage Scotch Whisky Company, a Scottish company that owns the Edradour distillery
  • Signature Flight Support, a British fixed-base operator
  • Signature Theatres, a movie theatre chain in California, Hawaii, and Montana operated by Regal Entertainment Group
  • Signature whisky, a brand of Indian whisky
  • Signatures Restaurant, a restaurant formerly owned by Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff
  • Signature School, a charter school in Evansville, Indiana spanning grades 9–12
  • Signature Team, a French motor racing team

2. Computing

  • Type signature, which defines the inputs and outputs for a function or method
  • Electronic signature, or e-signature, refers to data in electronic form, which is logically associated with other data in electronic form and which is used by the signatory to sign.
  • Signature block, text automatically appended at the bottom of an e-mail message, Usenet article, or forum post

3. Cryptography

  • XML Signature, a W3C recommendation that defines an XML syntax
  • ElGamal signature scheme, based on the difficulty of computing discrete logarithms
  • Digital Signature Algorithm, a United States Federal Government standard
  • Key signature cryptography, the result of applying a hash function on a key
  • Electronic signature, a signature imputed to a text via one or more of several electronic means, or cryptographic means to add non-repudiation and message integrity features to a document
  • Blind signature, digital signature in which the content of a message is disguised
  • Digital signature or public-key digital signature, a method for authenticating information

4. Mathematics

  • Signature of a real quadratic form
  • Signature logic, description of a set of function and relation symbols in mathematical logic
  • Metric signature of the metric tensor on a pseudo-Riemannian manifold
  • Signature topology of a 4 k -dimensional compact oriented manifold
  • Signature permutation, a measure for the number of pairs a permutation maps out of order
  • Prime signature, the multiset of exponents in the prime factorisation of a number
  • Signature of a knot, in knot theory

5. Music

  • Signature Patrice Rushen album
  • Signature Joe album
  • Signature Records, a mid-20th century United States-based record label
  • Signature song, the one song that a popular and well-established artist is identified with
  • Time signature, a notational device used to specify how many beats are in each bar and which note value constitutes one beat
  • Signature Moya Brennan album, a 2006 album by Irish musician Moya Brennan
  • Key signature, a series of sharp or flat symbols placed on the staff, designating notes that are to be played one semitone higher or lower

6. Science

  • Doctrine of signatures, the notion that the appearance of plants is a function of their celestial influences
  • Metric signature, in physics, refers to the form of a metric tensor: the sign of the diagonal components constitutes its "signature"
  • Isotopic signature, a characteristic set of ratios of stable or unstable isotopes
  • Acoustic signature, a combination of acoustic emissions
  • Signature change, in relativity
  • Radar cross-section
  • Spectral signature, the specific combination of reflected and absorbed electromagnetic EM radiation at varying wavelengths which can uniquely identify an object

7. Other uses

  • Signature dance group born 1979, British Bhangra act in the 2008 series of the television show Britains Got Talent
  • In bookbinding, an alternative word for Section
  • Seal East Asia, with sometimes a short inscription
  • Signature Place, a residential skyscraper located in St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Signature crime, a crime which exhibits characteristics unique to an offenders psychology
  • Signature Bridge, over the Yamuna river, Delhi, India
  • Signature mark, a mark at the bottom of a gathering to assist the bookbinder in collation

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