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- v. Present participle of signal.
- n. The sending of a biochemical signal
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The use of signals; in railroading, the business of controlling the traffic by means of signals.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message
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The difficulty with signaling is the lack of clarity about just what is signaled.
I don't doubt a lot of signaling is going on but suspect even more mis-signaling.
I agree that signaling is important, but I do not see how signaling alone justifies the diversity of classes and departments that most universities offer.
The fact that it works without top-down coordination, that the right number of pencils get manufactured each year without a pencil czar, is a testament to the power of a few simple tools, particularly price, in signaling to individuals where they might best employ their own time and capital.
PARIS — WPP PLC, the world's largest marketing company by revenue, joined peers in signaling a recovery in the advertising industry by saying Friday that third-quarter sales rose 12%.
The "vigilance" phrase is widely seen as a code word signaling that a rate increase is likely the following month.
The amount of entrepreneurial effort that goes into parental class signaling is probably over 50% of luxury purchases.
Another issue with the signaling is in some industries, the government certification (another signal) require college education.
I think that signaling is not the only reason for getting a degree but that it is a bigger reason than getting knowledge/training is.
Work on Notch signaling is therefore taking place in humans cells, the mouse and zebrafish, providing an outstanding opportunity to utilize the benefits of each of these systems.