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[dak-tuh-lol-uh-jee] /ˌdæk təˈlɒl ə dʒi/
noun, plural dactylologies.
the technique of communicating by signs made with the fingers, especially in the manual alphabets used by the deaf.
Origin of dactylology
First recorded in 1650-60; dactylo- + -logy Unabridged
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noun (pl) -gies
the method of using manual sign language, as in communicating with deaf people
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dactylology dac·ty·lol·o·gy (dāk'tə-lŏl'ə-jē)
The use of the fingers and hands to communicate and convey ideas, as in the manual alphabet used by hearing-impaired and speech-impaired people.

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