sign language


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sign language

n.
1. A language that uses a system of manual, facial, and other body movements as the means of communication, especially among deaf people.
2. A method of communication, as between speakers of different languages, that uses hand movements and other gestures.

sign language

n
1. (Languages) another word for signing
2. (Languages) any system of communication by manual signs or gestures

sign′ lan`guage


n.
1. any of several visual-gestural systems of communication, esp. employing manual gestures, as used among deaf people.
2. any means of communication, as between speakers of different languages, using gestures.
[1840–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sign language - language expressed by visible hand gesturessign language - language expressed by visible hand gestures
language, linguistic communication - a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols; "he taught foreign languages"; "the language introduced is standard throughout the text"; "the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written"
finger spelling, fingerspelling - an alphabet of manual signs
American sign language, ASL - the sign language used in the United States
sign - a gesture that is part of a sign language
Translations
znaková řeč
tegnsprog
viittomakieli
znakovni jezik
jelbeszéd
手話
수화
teckenspråk
ภาษาสัญลักษณ์
ngôn ngữ cử chỉ

sign language

nlinguaggio dei muti

sign language

لُغَةُ الإشَارَة znaková řeč tegnsprog Zeichensprache νοηματική γλώσσα lenguaje por señas viittomakieli langue des signes znakovni jezik linguaggio dei segni 手話 수화 gebarentaal tegnspråk język migowy linguagem de sinais кинетическая речь teckenspråk ภาษาสัญลักษณ์ işaret dili ngôn ngữ cử chỉ 哑语

sign lan·guage

n. lenguaje mímico por señales. V.: dactylology
References in classic literature ?
He thought of himself performing feats with the sign language and chance linguistics amidst a circle of admiring rustics.
MYTH The learning of American Sign Language (ASL) will either prohibit or inhibit the learning of speech.
Synopsis: In the early 19th century, a hearing American reverend, Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, met a deaf French educator, Laurent Clerc, who agreed to come to the United States and help establish the first school in America to use sign language to teach deaf children.
The grant will be used to fund the development of a GCSE in British sign language.
Critique: A sign language (also signed language or simply signing) is a language which uses manual communication and body language to convey meaning, as opposed to acoustically conveyed sound patterns.
To provide sign language, the broadcaster requires either allotment of additional funding or making redundant," said OTRK Director Ilim Karypbekov at the session of the parliamentary committee on education, science, culture and sports.
This sign language class will be conducted at Chinese Community Church of South Bay (25420 Narbonne Avenue, Lomita, CA 90717).
Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Mrs Rosy Akbar at the launch today of the Fijian Sign Language Week with the theme Strengthening Human Diversity .
The session is being organized by Mariam Hudood, mother of two deaf children who strongly feels that promoting sign language in Arabic will help normal people to communicate better with those not as fortunate and encourage everyone to learn it.
Bedour Al Raqbani, founder of Kalimati, a speech and communication centre, is promoting the Emirati sign language and encourages everyone to learn it and has involved international support for this initiative.
For Oman, learning sign language is not only limited to international sign language, but also the Omani sign language as it has words specific to the region and Islamic sign language.
Warner (1937) was among the first to document the use of a sign language in north-east Arnhem Land.