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. any of several visual-gestural systems of communication, especially employing manual gestures, as used among deaf people.
any means of communication, as between speakers of different languages, using gestures.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Dogs and horses can learn to respond to vocal commands, and some apes can be taught a primitive
Some evidence points to hand
as our first language.
Researchers develop software that compresses data, allowing real-time video to be used to convey
Other research has shown that
uses some of the same brain machinery that hearing people use for speech.
Discovering the basic ingredients of language in a remote village where everyone uses
My kids knew
and would tell me using a combination of signs and verbal words what their dreams were about: stories.
Mentions their use of
to communicate with one another in public.
, the gap between word and sentence can be bridged naturally in a single sign.
And they didn't even do
with each other.
She was learning
to help her communicate and developing an engaging personality.
British Dictionary definitions for
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any system of communication by manual signs or gestures
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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