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manualism

[man-yoo-uh-liz-uh m] /ˈmæn yu əˌlɪz əm/
noun
1.
the theory or practice of education for the deaf employing and promoting the use of sign language as the primary means of communication.
Compare oralism.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; manual + -ism
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Examples for manualism
  • The controversy about oralism and manualism prevailed.

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