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  • n. Plural form of signal.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of signal.


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  • The title signals the era, the early sixties when the beats were so much in the news.

    Robert Bloch

  • It's easy enough to slide an index finger into a fingerprint reader, but right now the only way to tap into a person's brain signals is through a highly inconvenient EEG cap that's smeared with conductive gel and worn on the scalp.

    Beyond Passwords -- Measure brainwaves?

  • The electrodes pick up brain signals from the scalp based on a technique called electroencephalography.

    "Researchers demonstrate direct brain control of humanoid robot"

  • Henry comes out the back door behind me and nods at Oral, and Oral without saying a word signals us to follow him.

    Tours of the Black Clock

  • The title signals the thrust of the piece and rightly indicates there will be little interest in balanced or thorough consideration of the genesis, purpose and legality of the settlement enterprise.

    Sounds Like Gaza, In Reverse… | Jewschool

  • Wednesday's decision by David Hoyle not to seek another term signals the loss of one of business's strongest legislative allies and the continued shakeup of Democratic leadership in the state Senate.

    News & Observer: Home Page

  • The word "signals" jumps out: Elsewhere the author criticizes the homunculi little men, making quite difficult determinations, that pervade putative neuroscientific accounts of the mind; there is more than a hint of a homunculus in the notion of neurons that "signal" to one another.

    Rethinking Thinking

  • Cutting without start and stop signals is rather useless, and vice versa.

    Assessing Applegate's Attack

  • These U.S. manufactured appliances will be capable of reacting intelligently to signals from the smart grid by modifying their energy consumption to save consumers money on their home electric bills.

    Sustainable Design Update » Blog Archive » Whirlpool to Make Smart Grid Dryers

  • Such factors are known as signals, and they are critical to search quality.

    In the Plex


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