This paper establishes an Atiyah-type characteristic class formula for both the twisted signature and the twisted L-classes of a singular space. The result, in its present form, applies to coefficient systems that satisfy a transversality condition near the singularities. This condition is frequently automatically satisfied, e.g. on supernormal spaces or for local systems arising in certain geometric mapping situations. We obtain applications to stratified maps by combining our formula with the Cappell-Shaneson signature formula.
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