American Sign Language

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American Sign Language (ASL),

the manual sign and gesture language used by the deaf community in the U.S. It is a language distinct from English, with its own grammar and syntax, but no written form.

American Sign Language (Ameslan, ASL)

a method of manual communication used by some deaf persons. Messages are conveyed by manipulation of the hands and fingers. ASL is a distinct language, with its own grammar and syntax. See also sign language.

A·mer·i·can Sign Lan·guage

(ASL) (ă-mer'i-kăn sīn lang'gwăj)
The manual sign and gesture language used by the deaf community in the United States. It is a language distinct from English, with its own grammar and syntax, but no written form.

American Sign Language (ASL),

n.pr a mode of communication using gestures and visuals with a unique grammatical structure. ASL is used by individuals with limited or no hearing ability and by those who communicate regularly with such individuals.
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