American Sign Language
noun Date: 1960 a sign language for the deaf in which meaning is conveyed by a system of articulated hand gestures and their placement relative to the upper body

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  • American sign language — noun the sign language used in the United States • Syn: ↑ASL • Hypernyms: ↑sign language, ↑signing • Part Meronyms: ↑manual alphabet, ↑finger alphabet * * * noun [noncount] …   Useful english dictionary

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  • American Sign Language — a visual gesture language, having its own semantic and syntactic structure, used by deaf people in the U.S. and English speaking parts of Canada. Abbr.: ASL Also called Ameslan. [1960 65] * * * …   Universalium

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