dactylology


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dac·ty·lol·o·gy

 (dăk′tə-lŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The use of the fingers and hands to communicate and convey ideas, as in the manual alphabet used by hearing-impaired and speech-impaired people.

dactylology

(ˌdæktɪˈlɒlədʒɪ)
n, pl -gies
(Communications & Information) the method of using manual sign language, as in communicating with deaf people

dac•ty•lol•o•gy

(ˌdæk təˈlɒl ə dʒi)

n., pl. -gies.
[1650–60]

dactylology

the science of communicating by sign language using the hands and fingers.
See also: Fingers and Toes
the science of manual sign language, as for use in communicating with the deaf. — dactylotogist, n.dactylologic, dactylological, adj.
See also: Gesture
the technique of communicating through signs made with the fingers, as in the manual alphabet for the deaf.
See also: Deafness

dactylology

The practice of using manual sign language, as in communicating with people with hearing impairment.
Translations
dactilologia

dac·ty·lol·o·gy

n. dactilología, lenguaje mímico o por señas.
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During the three days of Marathon Expo, a series of performances will be given on the Charity Stage, including songs of Spring of the North, Little Poplar presented by the children from Rong Ai Rong Le Family Support Center, the Southern Fujian Dialect performance and children English song medley presented by the young performers from Haotu Micro-Charity, as well as the singing and dactylology performances presented by One Heart Charity.
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