American Sign Language

American Sign Language
American Sign Language
a language consisting of manual signs and gestures, used as by deaf people in North America

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  • American sign language — noun the sign language used in the United States • Syn: ↑ASL • Hypernyms: ↑sign language, ↑signing • Part Meronyms: ↑manual alphabet, ↑finger alphabet * * * noun [noncount] …   Useful english dictionary

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