noun plural but singular in construction Etymology: Greek kinēsis motion + English -ics Date: 1952 a systematic study of the relationship between nonlinguistic body motions (as blushes, shrugs, or eye movement) and communication

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  • Kinesics — is the interpretation of body language such as facial expressions and gestures or, more formally, non verbal behavior related to movement, either of any part of the body or the body as a whole.The term was first used (in 1952) by Ray Birdwhistell …   Wikipedia

  • kinesics — (n.) study of body language, 1952, from Gk. kinesis movement, motion (see CITE (Cf. cite)) + ICS (Cf. ics). Related: kinesic …   Etymology dictionary

  • kinesics — [ki nē′siks, kīnē′siks; ki nē′ziks, kīnē′ziks] n. [< Gr kinēsis (see KINESIOLOGY) + ICS] the study of bodily movements, facial expressions, etc. as ways of communication or as accompaniments to speech kinesic adj …   English World dictionary

  • kinesics — kinesic, adj. kinesically, adv. /ki nee siks, ziks, kuy /, n. (used with a sing. v.) the study of body movements, gestures, facial expressions, etc., as a means of communication. [1950 55; < Gk kínes(is) (see KINESIS) + ICS] * * * …   Universalium

  • kinesics — noun Non verbal communication by means of gestures, and/or other body movement. See Also: kinesic …   Wiktionary

  • kinesics — The study of nonverbal, bodily motion in communication. See body language. * * * ki·ne·sics (kĭ neґsiks) the study of body movement as a part of the process of communication …   Medical dictionary

  • kinesics — See body language …   Dictionary of sociology

  • kinesics — study of gestural communication Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • kinesics — n. study of bodily movement as a form of communication …   English contemporary dictionary

  • kinesics — [kɪ ni:sɪks, kʌɪ ] plural noun [treated as sing.] the study of the way in which certain gestures and movements of the body serve for non verbal communication. Origin 1950s: from Gk kinēsis motion + ics …   English new terms dictionary

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