[ki-nee-siks, -ziks, kahy-]
- the study of body movements, gestures, facial expressions, etc., as a means of communication.
Origin of kinesics
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
- (functioning as singular) the study of the role of body movements, such as winking, shrugging, etc, in communication
Word Origin and History for kinesic
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The study of nonverbal bodily movements, such as gestures and facial expressions, as communication.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.