- any system of communication by manual signs or gestures
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ˈsign ˌlan•guage, n. [countable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
Linguisticsany of several systems of communication, esp. employing manual gestures, as used among deaf people.
- LinguisticsAlso called sign. any of several visual-gestural systems of communication, esp. employing manual gestures, as used among deaf people.
- Linguisticsany means of communication, as between speakers of different languages, using gestures.
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sign language n
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