kinesics[ki nē′siks, kī-; kī-]
kinesics definition by Webster's New World
the study of bodily movements, facial expressions, etc. as ways of communication or as accompaniments to speech
Origin: ; from Classical Greek kinēsis (see kinesiology) plush -ics
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- kinesic adjective
kinesics definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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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: From Greek kīnēsis, movement; see kinesis.
- ki·neˈsic adjective
kinesics - Medical Definition
The study of nonverbal bodily movements, such as gestures and facial expressions, as communication.