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 ?
They employed a species of sign language. As I was to learn later, the Mahars have no ears, not any spoken language.
He thought of himself performing feats with the sign language and chance linguistics amidst a circle of admiring rustics....
Information structure is a theory that tries to describe and explain the tools languages use to exchange information, says Kimmelman, and he applies the theory to Russian Sign Language (RSL) and Sign Language of the Netherlands (NGT).
Dubai: More than 60 children between the ages of 4 and 12 from across the country learnt basic sign language through an initiative by the Ministry of Community Development (MOCD).
Wachera's husband is also deaf, and that is why they took their children to to live with her parents for the time being."Since everybody else can speak and hear, we want the children to be able to experience it until they are ready to take up sign language," she wrote on a piece paper.
Passersby were taught how to express "hello," "thank you," and "goodbye" in sign language, and were rewarded for their efforts with PepsiCo brands such as Lay's, Sunbites snacks, and Aquafina water as a gesture of thanks to those who took the time to learn how to communicate with hearing-impaired people.
He said that there should be a universal sign language to avoid any misinterpretation.
The Pakistan Association of Deaf assured Syed Qasim Naveed Qamar that they would provide training to the teachers and the students on sign language to enable them to express themselves easily.
Under the law, Filipino sign language will be recognized, promoted and supported as the medium of official communication in all transactions involving the deaf and as the language of instruction of dead communication.
11106, otherwise known as 'The Filipino Sign Language Act,' which also mandates the use of FSL in schools, broadcast media, and in workplaces.
'We will ensure there are enough sign language interpreters in Parliament so that our committees engage effectively with witnesses during their sessions,' the Garissa Town MP said.
She said that deaf children have right to access quality education which is only possible with ensuring their access to sign language.