Simple Definition of sign language
: a system of hand movements used for communication especially by people who are deaf
Full Definition of sign language
1 : a formal language employing a system of hand gestures for communication (as by the deaf)
2 : an unsystematic method of communicating chiefly by manual gestures used by people speaking different languages
SIGN LANGUAGE Defined for Kids
Definition of sign language for Students
: a system of hand movements used for communication (as by people who are deaf)
Medical Definition of sign language
: a formal language employing a system of hand gestures for communication (as by the deaf)—compare finger spelling
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