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chironomy, cheironomy

1. the science of gesture.
2. the art of conducting singers of Gregorian chant through hand gestures to mark the rise or fall of the melody. — chironomic, cheironomic, adj.
See also: Gesture
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Revised, Translated and with an illustrated chapter on Cheironomy by Neil K.