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American Sign Language

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noun

a visual-gesture language, having its own semantic and syntactic structure, used by deaf people in the U.S. and English-speaking parts of Canada. Abbreviation: ASL

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Origin of American Sign Language

First recorded in 1960–65
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American sign language

noun

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Medical definitions for American Sign Language

American Sign Language

n.

The primary sign language used by deaf and hearing-impaired people in the United States and Canada.
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