[ dak-tuh-lol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌdæk təˈlɒl ə dʒi /
noun, plural dac·ty·lol·o·gies.
the technique of communicating by signs made with the fingers, especially in the manual alphabets used by the deaf.
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Example sentences from the Web for dactylology
So long as this is true, dactylology can hardly claim to be more than one of the elements of a system of instruction for the deaf.
British Dictionary definitions for dactylology
/ (ˌdæktɪˈlɒlədʒɪ) /
noun plural -gies
the method of using manual sign language, as in communicating with deaf people
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Medical definitions for dactylology
[ dăk′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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