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 for signing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sign \Sign\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Signed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Signing.] [OE. seinen to bless, originally, to make the
     sign of the cross over; in this sense fr. ASS. segnian (from
     segn, n.), or OF. seignier, F. signer, to mark, to sign (in
     sense 3), fr. L. signare to mark, set a mark upon, from
     signum. See Sign, n.]
     1. To represent by a sign; to make known in a typical or
        emblematic manner, in distinction from speech; to signify.
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              I signed to Browne to make his retreat. --Sir W.
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     2. To make a sign upon; to mark with a sign.
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              We receive this child into the congregation of
              Christ's flock, and do sign him with the sign of the
              cross.                                --Bk. of Com
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     3. To affix a signature to; to ratify by hand or seal; to
        subscribe in one's own handwriting.
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              Inquire the Jew's house out, give him this deed,
              And let him sign it.                  --Shak.
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     4. To assign or convey formally; -- used with away.
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     5. To mark; to make distinguishable. --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  signing \sign"ing\ (s[imac]n"[i^]ng), n. [Participle of sign,
     sense 3.]
     The procedure or process of communicating by use of a sign

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: language expressed by visible hand gestures [syn: sign
           language, signing]

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