American Sign Language

noun

Definition of American Sign Language

: a sign language for the deaf in which meaning is conveyed by a system of articulated hand gestures and their placement relative to the upper body

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1893

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AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE Defined for English Language Learners

American Sign Language

Definition of American Sign Language for English Language Learners

  • : a kind of sign language used in the U.S. and Canada


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