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Signal

To convey information through a firm's actions. The more costly it is to provide a signal, the more credibility it has. For example, to call a press conference and tell everyone that the firm's prospects have improved is less effective than saying the same thing and raising the dividend.

Signal

An indication of a company's health and/or actions. Signaling a certain state or action may cause a company's stock to rise or fall in price. Generally speaking, the more money a signal costs a company to make, the stronger the signal is thought to be. For example, a company may make a statement indicating financial distress, but reducing its dividends is thought to be a stronger signal.

signal

To provide information to. For example, an unexpected dividend increase may signal investors that a firm's directors are more optimistic about future profits than previously thought. Likewise, the announcement of a new equity issue may signal investors that directors consider a firm's stock to be fully valued.
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However, many organizations still lack the ability to capture, interpret and act based on the weak signals scattered in the environment (Day and Schoemaker, 2006).
The rest of the paper proceeds as follows: Section 2 discusses the weak signal detection techniques, Section 3 describes the general and improved Duffing oscillator circuit and the influence of noise on Duffing oscillator movement, Section 4 discusses the simulation results of various Duffing oscillator phase state performances, and Section 5 discusses the paper summary while Section 6 draws the paper conclusion.
To address this issue, many adaptive methods have been proposed to adaptively enhance weak signals without prior knowledge related to the driving frequency by considering other indexes.
Further, with increasing PER value, the CSMA/WSD protocol assumes weak signals and by using neighbour-Acks it avoids triggering the BEB which keeps the MBT lower especially with a PER higher than 30%.
That is, the receiver technologies to overcome weak signal environment have been a topic of radiobiological interest.
Mapping interactions of trends and weak signals in influence diagrams creates the basis for the inductive scenarios.
"It is a weak signal but one that needs careful watching as is could mean heavier snowfalls and sub-zero temperatures day and night."
The device features integrated channel filtering and on-chip 94dB gain to deliver high quality signal reception of weak signals even under conditions of high analogue and digital interference.
The National Vaccine Information Center recommended the expanded safety monitoring because 3 of the nation's 13 vaccine safety monitoring systems have picked up weak signals of a possible interaction between the pandemic flu shot and the disorders.
The snowfall has blocked the road leading to the village, where mobile phones did not CAwork due to weak signals, said Akbari.
According to the release, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has stated that as per the research results collected to date, there is no convincing scientific evidence that the weak signals from base stations and wireless networks cause adverse health effects.
Narrow-band Colibri LEDs replace conventional white light sources to produce extremely high contrast images with a superior signal-to-noise ratio, thus enabling the detection of weak signals and fine details.