- Sign language is defined as a way to communicate using hand gestures and symbols for words or letters of the alphabet, often used by those who are hard-of-hearing.
An example of sign language is the means of communicating used by Helen Keller.
sign language definition by Webster's New World
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- communication of thoughts or ideas by means of manual signs and gestures, esp. between two people who have no language in common
- a system of signs and gestures used as a language by the deaf
sign language definition by American Heritage Dictionary
nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- A language that uses a system of manual, facial, and other body movements as the means of communication, especially among deaf people.
- A method of communication, as between speakers of different languages, that uses hand movements and other gestures.
sign language - Medical Definition
A language that uses a system of manual, facial, and other body movements as the means of communication, especially among deaf people.