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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ˈsign ˌlan•guage, n. [countable]
  • Linguisticsany of several systems of communication, esp. employing manual gestures, as used among deaf people.

  • WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
    sign lan′guage, 
    1. LinguisticsAlso called  sign. any of several visual-gestural systems of communication, esp. employing manual gestures, as used among deaf people.
    2. Linguisticsany means of communication, as between speakers of different languages, using gestures.
    • 1840–50

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    sign language n
    1. any system of communication by manual signs or gestures
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