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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 of manualism
1880-1885
1880-85; manual + -ism
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  • The controversy about oralism and manualism prevailed.

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