signum

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin signum

NounEdit

signum

  1. A sign, mark, or symbol.
  2. (historical) A medieval tower bell used particularly for ringing the 8 canonical hours.[1][2]
  3. (mathematics) A function that extracts the sign of a real number x, yielding -1 if x is negative, +1 if x is positive, or 0 if x is zero.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica, 9th ed., "Bell".
  2. ^ Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Music, Vol. 2, p. 452.

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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *sek- ‎(to cut) or *sekʷ- ‎(to follow).

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NounEdit

signum n ‎(genitive signī); second declension

  1. A mark, sign, emblem
  2. A miracle
  3. (historical) A medieval tower bell used particularly for ringing the 8 canonical hours.

InflectionEdit

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative signum signa
genitive signī signōrum
dative signō signīs
accusative signum signa
ablative signō signīs
vocative signum signa

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