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Amer·i·can Man·u·al Al·pha·bet

(ă-mer'i-kăn man'yū-ăl al'fă-bet)
Specific hand and finger positions used to represent each letter of the alphabet, used in conjunction with American Sign Language and other sign languages.
See also: augmentative and alternative communication, fingerspelling, sign language
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Amer·i·can Man·u·al Al·pha·bet

(ă-mer'i-kăn man'yū-ăl al'fă-bet)
Specific hand and finger positions used to represent each letter of the alphabet, used in conjunction with American Sign Language and other sign languages.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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