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chereme

[ ker-eem ]
/ ˈkɛr im /
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noun Linguistics.
any of a small set of elements, analogous to phonemes in speech, proposed as the basic structural units by which the signs of a sign language are represented, and including the handshape, hand movements, and locations of the hands in relation to the body as used in a particular sign language.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
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Origin of chereme

From Greek cher-, a variant of cheir-, stem of cheír “hand” + -eme; cf. chiro-; coined by U.S. linguist William C. Stokoe (1919–2000) in 1960

OTHER WORDS FROM chereme

che·re·mic [kuh-ree-mik, ke-], /kəˈri mɪk, kɛ-/, adjective
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