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kinesics

[ki-nee-siks, -ziks, kahy-] /kɪˈni sɪks, -zɪks, kaɪ-/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the study of body movements, gestures, facial expressions, etc., as a means of communication.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55; < Greek kī́nēs(is) (see kinesis) + -ics
Related forms
kinesic, adjective
kinesically, adverb
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Examples from the web for kinesics
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for kinesics

kinesics

/kɪˈniːsɪks/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) the study of the role of body movements, such as winking, shrugging, etc, in communication
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Word Origin and History for kinesics
n.

study of body language, 1952, from Greek kinesis "movement, motion" (see cite) + -ics. Related: kinesic.

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kinesics in Medicine

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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