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3 definitions found
for 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.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: language expressed by visible hand gestures [syn: sign
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
26 Moby Thesaurus words for "sign language":
bearing, beck, beckon, body language, carriage, charade, chironomy,
dactylology, deaf-and-dumb alphabet, dumb show, finger alphabet,
gesticulation, gesture, gesture language, hand signal, kinesics,
manual alphabet, motion, movement, oral method, pantomime, poise,
pose, posture, shrug, stance
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