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communication between individuals, especially the deaf, using a system of signs made with the hands and fingers. Called also dactylology.
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The use of the finger alphabet in communicating.
Synonym(s): cheirology, chirology
[dactylo- + G. logos, word]
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Any of the techniques of communicating by use of the fingers and hands to represent letters, words, or language signs, e.g., in American Sign Language.
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