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noun
Also called sign. any of several visual-gestural systems of communication, especially employing manual gestures, as used among deaf people.
any means of communication, as between speakers of different languages, using gestures.
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Origin of sign language

First recorded in 1840–50
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British Dictionary definitions for sign language

sign language

noun
another word for signing
any system of communication by manual signs or gestures
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Medical definitions for sign language

sign language

n.
A language that uses a system of manual, facial, and other body movements as the means of communication, especially among deaf people.
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