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sign language

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Definition of sign language in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A system of communication using visual gestures and signs, as used by deaf people.
Example sentences
  • If the linguistic space is sign language, then the deaf infant will acquire language in that modality.
  • The videophone is already being used to let patients talk remotely to doctors, and by deaf people to communicate in sign language.
  • She was phenomenal - she trained for about two months with a deaf lady and learnt sign language.

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