Signature vs. Initial

Signature vs. Initial — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Signature and Initial

Signaturenoun

One's name as written by oneself.

Initialadjective

Of, relating to, or occurring at the beginning; first

took the initial step toward peace.

Signaturenoun

The act of signing one's name.

Initialadjective

Designating the first letter or letters of a word.

Signaturenoun

See e-signature.

Initialnoun

The first letter of a proper name.

Signaturenoun

A distinctive mark, characteristic, or sound indicating identity

A surprise ending is the signature of an O. Henry short story.

Initialnoun

initials The first letter of each word of a person's full name considered as a unit

stationery monogrammed with her initials.

Signaturenoun

(Medicine) The part of a physician's prescription containing directions to the patient.

Initialnoun

The first letter of a word.

Signaturenoun

A sign used to indicate key.

Initialnoun

A large, often highly decorated letter set at the beginning of a chapter, verse, or paragraph.

Signaturenoun

A sign used to indicate tempo.

Initialverb

To mark or sign with initials, especially for purposes of authorization or approval.

Signaturenoun

A letter, number, or symbol placed at the bottom of the first page on each sheet of printed pages of a book as a guide to the proper sequence of the sheets in binding.

Initialadjective

Chronologically first, early; of or pertaining to the beginning, cause or origin.

Our initial admiration for their efficiency gave way to disgust about their methods.The initial stages of a syndrome may differ vastly from the final symptoms.

Signaturenoun

A large sheet printed with four or a multiple of four pages that when folded becomes a section of the book.

Initialadjective

Spatially first, placed at the beginning, in the first position; especially said of the first letter of a word.

The initial letter of names is usually printed with a capital letter.

Signaturenoun

See chemical signature.

Initialnoun

The first letter of a word or a name.

Signatureadjective

Distinctive, characteristic, indicative of identity.

Rabbit in mustard sauce is my signature dish.The signature route of the airline is its daily flight between Buenos Aires and Madrid.

Initialnoun

In plural, the first letter of each word of a person's full name considered as a unit.

You can get your initials printed at the top.

Signaturenoun

A person’s name, written by that person, used to signify approval of accompanying material, such as a legal contract.

Initialnoun

A distinguished initial letter of a chapter or section of a document.

Signaturenoun

The act of signing one's name.

Initialnoun

(phonology) onset, part of a syllable that precedes the syllable nucleus in phonetics and phonology.

Signaturenoun

(medicine) The part of a doctor’s prescription containing directions for the patient.

Initialverb

(transitive) To sign one's initial(s), as an abbreviated signature.

Please initial each page and sign the contract in full at the bottom.

Signaturenoun

(music) Signs on the stave indicating key and tempo, composed of the key signature and the time signature.

Initialnoun

the first letter of a word (especially a person's name);

he refused to put the initials FRS after his name

Signaturenoun

(printing) A group of four (or a multiple of four) pages printed such that, when folded, they become a section of a book.

Initialverb

mark with one's initials

Signaturenoun

(computing) A pattern used for matching the identity of a virus, the parameter types of a method, etc.

Initialadjective

occurring at the beginning;

took the initial step toward reconciliation

Signaturenoun

(cryptography) Data attached to a message that guarantees that the message originated from its claimed source.

Signaturenoun

(figurative) A mark or sign of implication.

Signaturenoun

(mathematics) A tuple specifying the sign of coefficients in any diagonal form of a quadratic form.

Signaturenoun

A resemblance between the external character of a disease and those of some physical agent, for instance, that existing between the red skin of scarlet fever and a red cloth; supposed to indicate this agent in the treatment of the disease.

Signaturenoun

your name written in your own handwriting

Signaturenoun

a distinguishing style;

this room needs a woman's touch

Signaturenoun

a melody used to identify a performer or a dance band or radio/tv program

Signaturenoun

the sharps or flats that follow the clef and indicate the key

Signaturenoun

a sheet with several pages printed on it; it folds to page size and is bound with other signatures to form a book