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.
She found that there are many more head and body movements in Austrian Sign Language than had been recognized before, and that a moment along a body plane like "headshakes" can have many different forms and meanings or functions.
The free sign language classes are held at city cafes on Saturdays Image Credit: Supplied ANJANA KUMAR, STAFF REPORTER
He told Parliament that the book was distributed to centres offering deaf education as learning and teaching support material, and that it had also become a form of reference text to Botswana Sign Language.
The new 70-point nationwide strategy, the first in the UK, aims to ensure that sign language users are fully involved in all aspects of daily life.
By way of background, in the context of the licence renewal exercise of TVB, the CA took note of the increasing demand from persons with hearing impairment for the provision of sign language interpretation for news programmes.
Minister Dissanayake had pointed out that official recognition of sign language will allow a deaf person access to education and have government services delivered to them without discrimination.
Nagpapasalamat tayo sa sign language interpreters sa SONA sa kanilang pagsisikap na maihatid ang mensahe ng ating Pangulo sa ating mga kababayang bingi,' Aquino said in a statement released Saturday.
Hence, the idea that sign language can be another avenue to assist the hearing child in learning and utilizing language.
Usability evaluation conducted on participants found that more than 90% of the respondents gave positive response to the sign language animation content and the features offered by the web application.
The risks of entering university are huge given the low level of education quality in just a few schools that serves those in need of sign language.
The program offered at the school's Highland Lakes campus in Waterford Township is one of one five sign language interpreter degree programs in Michigan and the first to be accredited.