electronic signature
  • An attachment to an electronic transmission which uniquely identifies and authenticates the sender of a message, file, or other information such as a credit card number. To be effective, an electronic signature must not be forged, and measures such as public key cryptography are employed to insure its integrity. Its abbreviation is e-signature, or esignature. Also called email signature (2), digital signature, or signature (2).
  • abbreviation e-signature
  • abbreviation esignature
  • synonym email signature

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