[ ker-eem ]
/ ˈkɛr im /
any of a small set of elements, analogous to the phoneme in speech, proposed as the basic structural units by which the signs of a sign language are represented, and including the handshapes, hand movements, and locations of the hands in relation to the body employed in a particular sign language.
Origin of chereme
Related formsche·re·mic [kuh-ree-mik, ke-] /kəˈri mɪk, kɛ-/, adjective
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