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dactylology

[ dak-tuh-lol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌdæk təˈlɒl ə dʒi /
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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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Origin of dactylology

First recorded in 1650–60; dactylo- + -logy
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British Dictionary definitions for dactylology

dactylology
/ (ˌdæktɪˈlɒlədʒɪ) /

noun plural -gies
the method of using manual sign language, as in communicating with deaf people
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