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Meaning of "signposting" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SIGNPOSTING

signposting  [ˈsaɪnˌpəʊstɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SIGNPOSTING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Signposting is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SIGNPOSTING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

signposting

Traffic sign

Traffic signs or road signs are signs erected at the side of or above roads to give instructions or provide information to road users. The earliest signs were simple wooden or stone milestones. Later, signs with directional arms were introduced, for example, the fingerposts in the United Kingdom and their wooden counterparts in Saxony. With traffic volumes increasing since the 1930s, many countries have adopted pictorial signs or otherwise simplified and standardized their signs to overcome language barriers, and enhance traffic safety. Such pictorial signs use symbols in place of words and are usually based on international protocols. Such signs were first developed in Europe, and have been adopted by most countries to varying degrees.

Definition of signposting in the English dictionary

The definition of signposting in the dictionary is signposts.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SIGNPOSTING


billposting
ˈbɪlˌpəʊstɪŋ
boasting
ˈbəʊstɪŋ
broadcasting
ˈbrɔːdkɑːstɪŋ
casting
ˈkɑːstɪŋ
contrasting
kənˈtræstɪŋ
cross-posting
ˌkrɒsˈpəʊstɪŋ
disgusting
dɪsˈɡʌstɪŋ
existing
ɪɡˈzɪstɪŋ
flyposting
ˈflaɪˌpəʊstɪŋ
frosting
ˈfrɒstɪŋ
interesting
ˈɪntrɪstɪŋ
lasting
ˈlɑːstɪŋ
listing
ˈlɪstɪŋ
posting
ˈpəʊstɪŋ
resting
ˈrɛstɪŋ
roasting
ˈrəʊstɪŋ
sting
stɪŋ
tasting
ˈteɪstɪŋ
testing
ˈtestɪŋ
toasting
ˈtəʊstɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SIGNPOSTING

signior
signiori
signiory
signless
signor
signora
signore
Signorelli
Signoret
signori
signoria
signorial
signories
signorina
signorine
signorino
signory
signpost
signposted

WORDS THAT END LIKE SIGNPOSTING

accounting
arresting
blasting
bursting
composting
costing
dusting
everlasting
exhausting
fasting
harvesting
long-lasting
nesting
pasting
podcasting
pre-existing
thrusting
trusting
twisting
wasting
wine tasting

Synonyms and antonyms of signposting in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «signposting» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SIGNPOSTING

Find out the translation of signposting to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of signposting from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «signposting» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

路标
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

señalización
570 millions of speakers

English

signposting
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

signposting
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

اللافتات
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

указателей
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

sinalização
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নির্দেশ দেওয়া
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

signalisation
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mengetepikan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Beschilderung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

signposting
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

signposting
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Signposting
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

signposting
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

signposting
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

साइनपोस्टिंग
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

signposting
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

segnaletica
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

drogowskazy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

покажчиків
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

semnalizare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

σήμανση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

plekaanwysings
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

skyltning
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

skilting
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of signposting

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SIGNPOSTING»

The term «signposting» is regularly used and occupies the 73.712 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SIGNPOSTING» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about signposting

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SIGNPOSTING»

Discover the use of signposting in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to signposting and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Learning, Practice and Assessment: Signposting the Portfolio
This is a comprehensive guide to integrating assessment, learning and practice, reflecting current concerns in health and social care.
Mark Doel, Catherine Sawdon, Diane Morrison, 2002
2
How To Write A Thesis
(Johnston 1997: 345) This explicit reference to 'signposts' underlines why these techniques are so important: they make your writing reader-friendly. Signposting serves a similar purpose to signalling, pointing out to readers where they are at ...
Murray, Rowena, 2011
3
Supporting Self Care in Primary Care
The 'signposting' service provides support by informing patients of other resources and making referrals, where appropriate, to other health care providers , social care providers and support organisations. The local PCT is responsible for ...
Ruth Chambers, Gill Wakley, Alison Blenkinsopp, 2006
4
On Demand Writing: Applying the Strategies of Impromptu ...
Total time: 45-90 minutes (I recommend culminating the single-word abstract signposting activity with at least one full-length prompt, so students can see the correlation between the two.) 45 minutes for the signposting exercise on single- word ...
Lynette Williamson, 2009
5
Effective Speaking: Communicating in Speech
Signposting all the way The idea of 'signposting' originated with Tolman in 1951. The idea was that people become mentally disorientated by new information, and need to find their bearings. On an intellectual journey, signposts which point ...
Christopher Turk, 1985
6
Extended Schools: A Guide to Making it Work
However, with more than one school, you will not be able to provide signposting information in all your schools at the point when it is needed. This is why you might want to consider developing an extended services folder which can allow ...
Suzanne O'Connell, Julia Everitt, 2010
7
Digital Literacy for Technical Communication: 21st Century ...
Signposting Mapping creates a macro-level, or bird's eye view, of an information design (see Chalmers, 1993). However, users often perceive themselves inside, or within, these structures, rather than looking in from the outside. For this point ...
Rachel Spilka, 2010
8
Equality ACT: Impact Assessment: Final Version (Royal Assent)
Develop a signposting and referral system for motor and travel insurance ln insurance signposting / referrals would lead to improved access to products for consumers who currently have difficulties in finding providers or products that cater for ...
Great Britain Government Equalities Office, 2010
9
English Abstract Nouns as Conceptual Shells: From Corpus to ...
16.3 Signposting The image of signposting will not be used for intra-sentential links and short-distance anaphora, but only for cases of shell nouns which signal textual units and the boundaries between them or, more generally, the structures  ...
Hans-Jörg Schmid, 2000
10
Dissertation Writing in Practice: Turning Ideas into Text
SIGNPOSTING: HIERARCHICAL. ORGANISATION. OF. TEXT. It is important to make clear to the readers the relationship between topics and subtopics. One way this is achieved is through varying the level of subheadings and numbering ...
Linda Cooley, Jo Lewkowicz, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SIGNPOSTING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term signposting is used in the context of the following news items.
1
City's disabled access signposting is poor
OVER recent months I have attended several events held in Plymouth's older buildings. They all have brand new state of the art disabled lifts, but the disabled ... «Plymouth Herald, Jul 15»
2
#BTL15 Mortgage advisers key to signposting retiree 'wall of cash …
The role of the broker in buy-to-let market is more important than ever as the pension freedoms unleash a 'wall of cash' from retirees' savings, half of which are ... «Mortgage Solutions, Apr 15»
3
#U-turn: FCA drops #ad from social media policy
Most promotions will be "self-evidently promotions", the regulator said, and it expects signposting only when the information is coupled with other material that ... «Professional Adviser, Mar 15»
4
This signposting to advice is welcome indeed, but...
Professional Adviser editor Scott Sinclair welcomes this apparently pro-advice regulator, but argues it still doesn't quite get it... Well, that's a turn up: the Financial ... «Professional Adviser, Feb 15»
5
Treasury warns against providers mis-using Pension Wise
One, working with the ABI - and we are very grateful to the ABI and some of the firms for all their help here - we've developed some standardised signposting for ... «FT Adviser, Feb 15»
6
Mediation Matters: Divorcing and separating – information …
... with severely-restricted legal aid (the one we're stuck in, and stuck with) requires other forms of support: good quality information, signposting and advice that's ... «Family Law, Sep 14»
7
Calls for better signposting of pension guidance
The government is being urged to take responsibility for signposting consumers to new at-retirement guidance services and not leave this duty to the pensions ... «Financial Times, Sep 14»
8
Falkirk is signposting new ways into work
It's a brand that acts as a single signpost, connecting everything to make it easier for businesses to recruit and support young people. “The creation of Falkirk ... «Falkirk Herald, Aug 14»
9
Social workers criticised for not signposting disabled people to …
Social workers are failing to signpost disabled and older people to relevant sources of support during assessment, according to a significant minority of service ... «Communitycare.co.uk, Mar 14»
10
DWP advises jobcentres on foodbank referrals
This is in spite of the DWP's claim that they are merely 'signposting' claimants in the direction of food banks, not operating a referral service. DWP officials ... «Left Foot Forward, Mar 14»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Signposting [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/signposting>. Jul 2019 ».
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