what's the difference between sign in and up or on?

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Hello Pdk001,

My interpretation: If you already have an account -- for instance, an email account --set up for you, you 'sign in' or 'sign on' using that existing account.On the other hand, if you don't have an account, you 'sign up' by creating a new account.

In general, we can say,

"Sign in"/"Sign on" --> Log in

"Sign up" --> Register

"Sign out: --> Log out.
From the AskJeeves site:
sign in
To record the arrival of another or oneself by signing a register.
sign off
To announce the end of a communication; conclude.To stop transmission after identifying the broadcasting station.Informal To express approval formally or conclusively: got the Congress to sign off on the tax proposal.
sign on
Informal To enlist oneself, especially as an employee: “Retired politicians often sign on with top-dollar law firms” (New York Times)To start transmission with an identification of the broadcasting station.
sign out
To record the departure of another or oneself by signing a register.
sign up
To agree to be a participant or recipient by signing one's name; enlist: signed up for military service; signing up for a pottery course. CJ
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Thanks for the explaination. That's really helpful.
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I want 2 no deference betwen signin & up
AnonymousI want 2 no deference betwen signin & up
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