(transitive, intransitive) To write very clearly, especially, to write without connecting the letters as in cursive.

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It"s conventional to use your (usually cursive) signature as a personally-identifiable mark. But many people"s signatures look more like squiggles than actually legible text. So forms usually ask you to write out your name in block letters — letters that look like printed text (the blue-pen letters in the picture are an example of block letters) — next to your signature.

Thus, in this case, you put your signature on the first line, and then write your name on the second line.

Similarly, when a form says "Please print" in the instructions, it"s referring to the same definition.

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answered Jun 19 "13 at 16:55

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Thank you. Just an additional, unimportant question: Why not "Signature", "Signing", or "Autograph" instead of "Signed"?
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PRINT NAME is simply defined as writing your name in CAPITAL LETTERS!

Unlike Signatures that are mostly written in cursive or scribbles, thus making them hard to read, PRINT NAME simply demands that you write very clearly and without connecting the letters, So your writing looks like Printed Text!

While signatures are important because they’re legally binding, PRINT NAME is just as important, it offers a much easier way to identify the individual or group involved in it. so people can read it easily and know exactly who has signed it.

I made an 1-min video for this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4N4pdAU6yg

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