dactylology

[ dak-tuh-lol-uh-jee ]
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noun,plural dac·ty·lol·o·gies.
  1. the technique of communicating by signs made with the fingers, especially in the manual alphabets used by the Deaf.

Origin of dactylology

1
First recorded in 1650–60; dactylo- + -logy

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dactylology

/ (ˌdæktɪˈlɒlədʒɪ) /


nounplural -gies
  1. the method of using manual sign language, as in communicating with deaf people

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