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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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16 ( ANI ): KISS frontman Gene Simmons has filed an application to trademark the iconic 'rock on' hand gesture, claiming that he used it first.
31 May 2017 - UK-based technology and intellectual property investment services provider Tekcapital plc (AIM: TEK) has acquired the worldwide exclusive license to a software program and patent application for enhanced gesture recognition for computing devices, the company said.
Among his topics are whether gesture with spoken language is redundant or complementary, schemas in cognitive linguistic theory and in gesture studies, gesture with speech in relation to mental space theory and blending theory, grammatical theory in cognitive linguistics in relation to multimodality, and synergies between cognitive linguistics and other fields of study: projects in the Amsterdam Gesture Center.
ABSTRACT: Hand gesture segmentation for identification and prediction analysis has been a prevalent topic in the community of the researchers working in the field of image processing and computer vision.
Detailed classroom observations and the teacher's field notes showed that students became comfortable using gestures after the first class and that the gesture activities had positive effects on student participation and the classroom interaction.
But if the Cupertino giant is heading this direction, it is possible that in the near future, Apple Watch owners could simply extend their thumbs and pinky fingers - the "telephone" gesture - to answer phone calls.
These gestures are intuitive for the driver and are very closely based on the familiar operating methods of smartphones and other smart devices due to the transparent gesture panels.
This paper proposes the combination of computer gesture driving technology and the process of the musical performance, users just need to enter the virtual scene (Kikot, T.
Gesture recognition usually aims to interpret various human gestures, e.
The usage of vision-based hand gesture is often preferred for its noncumbersome interaction [1, 2].
A GREAT-GRANDAD accused of making a racist monkey gesture toward footballers shed tears of joy as his conviction was overturned today.
A 73-YEAR-OLD football fan who was given a banning order for making an offensive gesture at a game has won an appeal after showing it was commonly used in the steel industry.