sign on
intransitive verb Date: 1906 1. to engage oneself by or as if by a signature <
signed on to the new project
>
2. to announce the start of broadcasting for the day • sign-on noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sign-on — noun see sign on II * * * /suyn on , awn /, n. 1. Radio and Television. the opening salutation, station identification, etc., at the beginning of the broadcast day. 2. an act or instance of signing on. [1880 85; n. use of v. phrase sign on] …   Useful english dictionary

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