Signed vs Attested - What's the difference?

signed | attested |

As adjectives the difference between signed and attested

is that signed is (mathematics|computer science) having both positive and negative varieties while attested is proven; shown to be true with evidence.

As verbs the difference between signed and attested

is that signed is (sign) while attested is (attest).




  • (mathematics, computer science) Having both positive and negative varieties.
  • It wasn't until they tried to subtract 3 from 1 that the elementary school students realized they needed signed numbers.
  • Having a signature, endorsed.
  • The signed check could be cashed.
  • (Of a road, route) Furnished with signs and signposts; signposted.
  • * 2013: Backpacking Wyoming: From Towering Granite Peaks to Steaming Geyser Basins , Wilderness Press, p. 64 [//]
  • Turn left on poorly signed Highway 292 and proceed on this winding road for about 12 miles…


    * unsigned


  • (sign)
  • Anagrams

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  • (attest)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Proven; shown to be true with evidence
  • Supported with testimony
  • Certified as good, correct, or pure
  • * 1599 , , First Folio edition, Act V, Scene 1:
  • A Contract of eternall bond of loue,
    Confirm'd by mutuall ioynder of your hands,
    Atte?ted by the holy clo?e of lippes,
  • (linguistics) Of words or languages, proven to have existed by records.
  • *
  • A term should be included if it's likely that someone would run accross it and want to know what it means. This in turn leads to the somewhat more formal guideline of including a term if it is attested' and ' idiomatic .
  • * The word slæpwerig'' (sleep-weary) is attested in the Exeter Book in the form ''slæpwerigne .
  • See also

    * approved * cited * documented * proved * supported English autological terms