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Synonyms for sign

Synonyms for sign

something visible or evident that gives grounds for believing in the existence or presence of something else

something that takes the place of words in communicating a thought or feeling

an expressive, meaningful bodily movement

a usually public posting that conveys a message

a conventional mark used in a writing system

a phenomenon that serves as a sign or warning of some future good or evil

to affix one's signature to

to make bodily motions so as to convey an idea or complement speech

sign on: to become a member of

sign over: to change the ownership of (property) by means of a legal document

sign up: to become a member of

Synonyms for sign

a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened)


Related Words

structure displaying a board on which advertisements can be posted

(astrology) one of 12 equal areas into which the zodiac is divided

(medicine) any objective evidence of the presence of a disorder or disease

having an indicated pole (as the distinction between positive and negative electric charges)

an event that is experienced as indicating important things to come

a gesture that is part of a sign language

a fundamental linguistic unit linking a signifier to that which is signified

a character indicating a relation between quantities

mark with one's signature

approve and express assent, responsibility, or obligation

engage by written agreement

communicate silently and non-verbally by signals or signs

place signs, as along a road

communicate in sign language

make the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection


used of the language of the deaf

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A Lachman test, Drawer sign, and McMurray test are useful in diagnosing the presence of internal ligamentous injuries without MRI, and an ultrasound can help to detect knee effusion when it is not clinically obvious.
If the posterior cruciate is torn, you might think the anterior drawer sign was present when actually you were pulling the posteriorly displaced tibia back into its normal anatomic position.
Forms were developed on which to check off information on the following: time elapsed since injury, mechanism of injury, weight-bearing status, pain on various movements, deformity, crepitation, instability, sites of point tenderness, drawer sign, swelling (amount and location), discoloration (amount and location), and pain on squeezing the tibia and fibula.
The following clinical factors were not significantly associated with the presence of a fracture: patient age, mechanism of injury, pain on various movements, deformity, crepitation, instability, other sites of point tenderness, drawer sign, swelling, and discoloration and pain on squeezing the tibia and fibula.
His anterior and posterior drawer signs and varus stress test are negative.