signal


signal
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noun
1 sign/action/sound that sends a message
ADJECTIVE
clear, unmistakable
agreed, prearranged
conflicting, confusing, contradictory, mixed
wrong

Laughing when you should be crying sends out the wrong signals to people.

alarm, danger, distress, warning
hand, non-verbal, smoke, visual
turn (AmE)
busy (AmE) (engaged tone in BrE)

All I get is a busy signal when I dial his number.

buy, sell (both business)

A strong buy signal was issued to traders.

VERB + SIGNAL
give (sb), make, send, send out

When I give the signal, run!

interpret, read

The brain interprets the signals from the retina as light.

interpret sth as

The remark was interpreted as a signal that their government was ready to return to the peace talks.

pick up, respond to

Interviewers quickly learn to pick up non-verbal signals.

act as

The insect's yellow spots act as a warning signal to its predators.

SIGNAL + VERB
come from sth

Try to read the signals coming from the patient.

indicate sth

the signals that can indicate danger

PREPOSITION
at a signal, on a signal

At a prearranged signal, everyone started cheering.

signal for

She made a signal for the car to stop.

signal from, signal to

Wait for the signal from the leader of your group.

2 set of lights for drivers
ADJECTIVE
railroad (AmE), railway (BrE), traffic
VERB + SIGNAL
operate
SIGNAL + VERB
be on red/green, be red/green

The traffic signals were on red.

fail
SIGNAL + NOUN
box (BrE)
failure (BrE)
3 series of radio waves, chemical messages, etc.
ADJECTIVE
faint, weak
strong
high-frequency, low-frequency
input, output
acoustic, analogue/analog, audio, chemical, digital, electrical, electronic, GPS, light, radar, radio, satellite, sonar, sound, television, TV, video, wireless
VERB + SIGNAL
carry, pass, relay

The nerves carry these signals to the brain.

amplify, boost
convert (sth into), scramble

The signal is scrambled into code before it is sent.

decode, encode
emit, generate, produce, send, transmit
detect, pick up, receive, respond to

This equipment can detect very low-frequency signals.

block, jam

It is possible to jam GPS signals in battle.

SIGNAL + VERB
travel

The digital signal travels down wires to the server.

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A light signal can travel well over 16 km before it halves in intensity.

fade
SIGNAL + NOUN
intensity, strength
PREPOSITION
signal from

a faint signal from the satellite

signal to
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verb
1 move your arms to give a signal
ADVERB
frantically

I saw her signal frantically to us.

PREPOSITION
for

He raised his hand to signal for the waiter.

to

She tried to signal to the bus driver to stop.

2 show/mark sth
ADVERB
clearly

These changes clearly signal the end of the welfare state as we know it.

effectively (esp. BrE)

A change of mind effectively signals a change in overall policy.

not necessarily

A fall in demand does not necessarily signal the death of the industry.

VERB + SIGNAL
appear to, seem to

These events appeared to signal the end of an era.

try to
be intended to, be meant to

This address was meant to signal a change in policy.

Signal is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑bell
Signal is used with these nouns as the object: ↑approach, ↑arrival, ↑beginning, ↑dawn, ↑desire, ↑determination, ↑emergence, ↑end, ↑move, ↑onset, ↑readiness, ↑return, ↑shift, ↑start, ↑turn, ↑turning point, ↑willingness

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