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kinesics

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noun plural but singular in construction ki·ne·sics \kə-ˈnē-siks, kī-, -ziks\

Definition of kinesics

  1. :  a systematic study of the relationship between nonlinguistic body motions (as blushes, shrugs, or eye movement) and communication



Origin of kinesics

Greek kinēsis motion + English -ics


First Known Use: 1952


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