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3 definitions found
 for American Sign Language
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  sign language \sign" lang`uage\ (s[imac]n" l[a^]ng`w[asl]j), n.
     A form of language for communicating by use of gestures made
     by the hands, rather than by speech. It includes alphabets
     made by hand gestures, as well as proper languages formed
     from signs. Among the latter is the American Sign Language
     (ASL), used by the deaf. See also dactylology.
     [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  American sign language \American sign language\ n.
     a sign language, used in the United States mostly by the deaf
     or for communication with the deaf, in which gestures made
     with the hands symbolize words, alphabetical letters, or
     ideas, permitting rapid communication in the absence of
     speech.
  
     Syn: Ameslan.
          [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  American sign language
      n 1: the sign language used in the United States [syn: ASL,
           American sign language]

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