kinesics[ki nē′siks, kī-; kī-]
the study of bodily movements, facial expressions, etc. as ways of communication or as accompaniments to speech
Origin of kinesics; from Classical Greek kinēsis (see kinesiology) + -ics
noun(used with a sing. verb)
The study of nonlinguistic bodily movements, such as gestures and facial expressions, as a systematic mode of communication.
Origin of kinesicsFrom Greek kīnēsis, movement; see kinesis.
From Ancient Greek κίνησις (kinēsis, “motion, movement”).