kinesics

[ki-nee-siks, -ziks, kahy-]
noun (used with a singular verb)
the study of body movements, gestures, facial expressions, etc., as a means of communication.

Origin:
1950–55; < Greek kī́nēs(is) (see kinesis) + -ics

kinesic, adjective
kinesically, adverb
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kinesics (kɪˈniːsɪks)
 
n
(functioning as singular) the study of the role of body movements, such as winking, shrugging, etc, in communication

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kinesics ki·ne·sics (kə-nē'sĭks, -zĭks, kī-)
n.
The study of nonverbal bodily movements, such as gestures and facial expressions, as communication.

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Without kinesics even less of the original meaning is transferred and the chance of distortion of meaning is increased.
Nonverbal skills such as eye contact, facial expression, and gestures are known as: kinesics self-presentation.
Kinesics and context: essays on body motion communication.
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