a set of finger configurations corresponding to the letters of the alphabet, used by the deaf in fingerspelling.
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“Compliment” and “complement” had a shared meaning a long time ago, but today they are no longer interchangeable.
Origin of manual alphabet
First recorded in 1860–65
Words nearby manual alphabet
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