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gesture

 [jes´cher]
an act made or something said to signify intention or attitude.
suicidal gesture a more serious warning than a suicide threat; it may be followed by a planned suicidal act that attracts attention without seriously injuring the subject.

ges·ture

(jes'chŭr),
1. Any movement expressive of an idea, opinion, or emotion.
2. An act.
[L. gestus, movement, gesture]

gesture

1. A body movement that helps to express or conceal thoughts or emphasize speech. See: body language
2. An act, written or spoken, to indicate a feeling.
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To ascertain the impacts of weathercast components and gesturing techniques used by weathercasters, eye tracking technology was used to capture the eye movements of study participants as they viewed a weathercast.
The games take advanced gesturing technology and provide amusement and fun for people doing regular rehab routines.
Once inducted into the communicative loop, babies learn the gesturing style of their family and social groups, though as with verbal expression, they use what they receive from others in their own way.
If a person has close proximity, positive expressions (including micro-expressions), a parallel relative orientation, physical contact that is appropriate for the situation, eye contact about half the time, a small to moderate amount of gesturing, voice behaviors that do not include speech errors or emotional leaks, and very few adapters, then this person likes and is interested in what the other person has to say.
1996) found that gesturing was nearly five times more frequent on "spatial content phrases" (phrases containing spatial prepositions such as "under" and "on") than on nonspatial phrases.
I would say that gestures naturally occur with speech, and restraining yourself from gesturing might have an effect on verbal communication.
Laurence Rawlins, a Buddha-like priest, sits on another stone, gesturing glacially.
Half (30 in all) were instructed to fold their arms and keep them folded so as to prevent any gesturing, while the rest were left free to gesture.
Gesturing of this type frequently occurs during social grooming, causing the provider to shift his activities to where the recipient scratched himself.
DALLAS -- The new advanced gesturing capabilities of Ocular's Crystal Touch[TM] large-size capacitive touch screens will enable intuitive, engaging user interfaces on netbooks, mobile Internet devices (MID) and other emerging types of devices.
In the first part of the study, the authors proposed a method (goal-outcome matching) that takes into account the apparent aim of the gesturing individual as well as the reaction of the recipient that apparently satisfies the signaller.