Signal vs Keypress - What's the difference?

signal | keypress |


As nouns the difference between signal and keypress

is that signal is a sign made to give notice of some occurrence, command, or danger, or to indicate the start of a concerted action while keypress is the depression of an input key; a keystroke.

As a verb signal

is to indicate.

As an adjective signal

is standing above others in rank, importance, or achievement.

signal

English

(wikipedia signal)

Alternative forms

* signall

Noun

(en noun)
  • A sign made to give notice of some occurrence, command, or danger, or to indicate the start of a concerted action.
  • * Milton
  • All obeyed / The wonted signal and superior voice / Of this great potentate.
  • An on-off light, semaphore, or other device used to give an indication to another person.
  • (of a radio, TV, telephone, internet, etc) An electrical or electromagnetic action, normally a voltage that is a function of time that conveys the information of the radio or TV program or of communication with another party.
  • My mobile phone can't get a signal in the railway station.
  • A token; an indication; a foreshadowing; a sign.
  • * Shakespeare
  • The weary sun / Gives signal of a goodly day to-morrow.
  • * De Foe
  • There was not the least signal of the calamity to be seen.
  • Useful information, as opposed to noise.
  • (computing, Unix) A simple interprocess communication used to notify a process or thread of an occurrence.
  • Antonyms

    * (useful information) noise

    Derived terms

    * signal box * signalman * signalwoman * smoke signal

    See also

    * tocsin

    Verb

  • To indicate.
  • Adjective

    (-)
  • Standing above others in rank, importance, or achievement.
  • a signal''' exploit; a '''signal''' service; a '''signal act of benevolence
  • * Milton
  • As signal now in low, dejected state / As erst in highest, behold him where he lies.

    Anagrams

    * 1000 English basic words ----

    keypress

    English

    Alternative forms

    * key press

    Noun

    (es)
  • The depression of an input key; a keystroke.
  • (computing) The buffered electrical signal resulting from such an event, sometimes distinguished from the release.