signaling signaling  /ˈsɪɡ nə lɪŋ/


  • (n) any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message



  1. The trouble with most overweight men and women, say two Philadelphia researchers, is that their signaling system has somehow broken down.
  2. If those reach significant volume, signaling an urgency to sell, the housing bubble alarm might finally ring true.


  1. U.S. Stock-Index Futures Rise; Rambus Gains as Yum Drops

    U.S. stock-index futures gained, signaling the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index will rebound from two days of losses, as investors weighed the effect of rising bond yields on equities.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  2. India’s Nifty Futures Drop Signals Shares May Extend 7-Week Low

    Indian (SENSEX) stock-index futures dropped, signaling benchmark indexes may extend yesterday’s slump to a seven-week low. SGX CNX Nifty Index futures for June delivery fell 0.6 percent to 5,757.5 at 9:54 a.m. in Singapore . The underlying CNX Nifty (NIFTY) Index dropped 1.5 percent to 5,788.80 yesterday, the lowest close since April 18. The S&P BSE Sensex tumbled 1.5 percent.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  3. Conservatives Call on Boehner to Stick With 'Hastert Rule'

    After signaling earlier in the day that his leadership style could lend itself to passage of immigration overhaul without the votes of a majority of his own party, Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, took some heat from outside conservative groups.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CQ Politics


  1. His Republican counterpart, Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, said in his opening remarks that the key trends were going in a "bad direction, perhaps even signaling a mounting crisis."
    on Jun 15, 2010 By: John McCain Source: CNN

  2. "The EU is playing its part in signaling very clearly to the Iranian regime that they need to abide by the successive UN Security Council resolutions," Miliband told reporters.
    on Oct 14, 2007 By: David Miliband Source: USA Today

  3. "I don't want someone sitting out here watching one of our scrimmages and we're just sitting here giving it all (away)," Stoops said. "We put our back to everybody so if we're signaling, I know no one's over there on the west side. Hopefully...
    on Sep 19, 2007 By: Bob Stoops Source:

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