American Sign Language (ASL)
A hand language with its own syntax and grammar, used primarily by people who are deaf.

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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

  • American Sign Language — noun a language that uses hands, facial expressions, and other bodily behavior to communicate both concrete and abstract ideas; some signs are based on English words, but ASL syntax and grammar are not based on English. Syn: Ameslan, ASL …   Wiktionary

  • American Sign Language — Amer′ican Sign′ Lan guage n. ling. a visual gesture language, having its own semantic and syntactic structure, used by deaf people in the U.S. and English speaking parts of Canada Abbr.: ASL • Etymology: 1960–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • American Sign Language — a visual gesture language, having its own semantic and syntactic structure, used by deaf people in the U.S. and English speaking parts of Canada. Abbr.: ASL Also called Ameslan. [1960 65] * * * …   Universalium

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