American Sign Language


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

First Known Use of American Sign Language

1893, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of American Sign Language was in 1893

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American Sign Language


English Language Learners Definition of American Sign Language

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

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