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ki·ne·sics(kə-nē′sĭks, -zĭks, kī-)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The study of nonlinguistic bodily movements, such as gestures and facial expressions, as a systematic mode of communication.
[From Greek kīnēsis, movement; see kinesis.]
ki·ne′sic (-sĭk, -zĭk) adj.
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(Anthropology & Ethnology) (functioning as singular) the study of the role of body movements, such as winking, shrugging, etc, in communication
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ki•ne•sics(kɪˈni sɪks, -zɪks, kaɪ-)
n. (used with a sing. v.)
the study of body movements, gestures, facial expressions, etc., as a means of communication.
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Linguistics. a systematic study of nonverbal body gestures, as smiles, hand motions, or other movements, in their relation to human communication; body language. Also called pasimology. — kinesic, adj.See also: Gesture
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The study of the way in which facial expressions and body movements are used for the purposes of communication. This is also known as body language, as is proxemics.
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