kinesics


ki·ne·sics

noun plural but singular in construction \kə-ˈnē-siks, kī-, -ziks\

Definition of KINESICS

:  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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