finger spelling

noun

Definition of finger spelling

: the representation of individual letters and numbers using standardized finger positions

called also dactylology

First Known Use of finger spelling

1834, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of finger spelling was in 1834

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“Finger spelling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/finger%20spelling. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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finger spelling

noun

Medical Definition of finger spelling

: the representation of individual letters and numbers using standardized finger positions

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