manual alphabet

noun

Definition of manual alphabet

: an alphabet especially for the deaf in which the letters are represented by finger positions

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Recent Examples on the Web Épée adapted these signs and added his own manual alphabet, creating a signing dictionary. National Geographic, 28 May 2019

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circa 1864, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of manual alphabet was circa 1864

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“Manual alphabet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/manual%20alphabet. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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manual alphabet

noun

Medical Definition of manual alphabet

: an alphabet especially for the deaf in which letters are represented by finger positions and that is used in finger spelling

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