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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.
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n, pl -gies
(Communications & Information) the method of using manual sign language, as in communicating with deaf people
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dac•ty•lol•o•gy(ˌdæk təˈlɒl ə dʒi)
n., pl. -gies.
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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
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The practice of using manual sign language, as in communicating with people with hearing impairment.
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