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sign language

noun [U or C] uk   us  
(also sign [U]) a system of hand and body movements representing words, used by and to people who cannot hear or talk the movements that people sometimes make when talking to someone whose language they do not speak
Translations of “sign language”
in Chinese (Traditional) 手語,手勢語…
in Russian кинетическая речь…
in Turkish işaret dili…
in Chinese (Simplified) 手语,手势语…
in Polish język migowy…
(Definition of sign language from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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