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Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Communication by means of a manual alphabet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The practice of representing the letters of the alphabet using just the hands to spell out words.
  • noun Any system for representing the letters of the alphabet using just the hands.
  • noun A representation of the spelling of a word using just the hands.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an alphabet of manual signs

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Examples

  • In the 1960s, linguists began to understand that far from being mere pantomime or fingerspelling, ASL is a highly evolved language with a syntax entirely different from any spoken language.3

    World Wide Mind

  • People were kind, friendly, and patient, but I hated to impose my blank looks, my need for painfully slow fingerspelling, my ignorance of whole swaths of essential vocabulary.

    World Wide Mind

  • In the 1960s, linguists began to understand that far from being mere pantomime or fingerspelling, ASL is a highly evolved language with a syntax entirely different from any spoken language.3

    World Wide Mind

  • People were kind, friendly, and patient, but I hated to impose my blank looks, my need for painfully slow fingerspelling, my ignorance of whole swaths of essential vocabulary.

    World Wide Mind

  • Stokoe notation was created by William Stokoe for ASL in 1960, with Latin letters and numbers used for the shapes they have in fingerspelling, and iconic glyphs to transcribe the position, movement, and orientation of the hands.

    ginger's thoughts » Open Standards for Sign Languages

  • Stokoe notation was created by William Stokoe for ASL in 1960, with Latin letters and numbers used for the shapes they have in fingerspelling, and iconic glyphs to transcribe the position, movement, and orientation of the hands.

    ginger's thoughts » 2009 » September

  • I looked up startled that he was signing at me and then he made the sign for fingerspelling.

    The Bird

  • I distracted myself by fingerspelling words on trucks and keeping my memory limber for numbers by doing the occasional license plate.

    The Bird

  • A grand mal is a "wham bam and 'no thank you' ma'am" which leaves me fingerspelling upon waking, "Where is that truck which hit me?"

    Decided, 'going to live': 15 reasons why

  • A grand mal is a "wham bam and 'no thank you' ma'am" which leaves me fingerspelling upon waking, "Where is that truck which hit me?"

    Archive 2008-08-01

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