Definitions

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

  • noun The study of nonlinguistic bodily movements, such as gestures and facial expressions, as a systematic mode of communication.

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  • noun Non-verbal communication by means of gestures, and/or other body movement.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Greek kīnēsis, movement; see kinesis.]

Examples

  • The term kinesics caught on among the linguists of the time, but in the 1960s, the kineme went the way of the phoneme.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol IV No 3

  • One of Dances favorite quotes came from a man who predated the coining of the term kinesics by a hundred years: Charles Darwin, who said, Repressed emotion almost always comes to the surface in some form of body motion.

    Roadside Crosses

  • One of Dances favorite quotes came from a man who predated the coining of the term kinesics by a hundred years: Charles Darwin, who said, Repressed emotion almost always comes to the surface in some form of body motion.

    Roadside Crosses

  • One of Dances favorite quotes came from a man who predated the coining of the term kinesics by a hundred years: Charles Darwin, who said, Repressed emotion almost always comes to the surface in some form of body motion.

    Roadside Crosses

  • One of Dances favorite quotes came from a man who predated the coining of the term kinesics by a hundred years: Charles Darwin, who said, Repressed emotion almost always comes to the surface in some form of body motion.

    Roadside Crosses

  • One of Dances favorite quotes came from a man who predated the coining of the term kinesics by a hundred years: Charles Darwin, who said, Repressed emotion almost always comes to the surface in some form of body motion.

    Roadside Crosses

  • The ability to read and interpret body language is known as kinesics.

    It's So Much Work to Be Your Friend

  • The ability to read and interpret body language is known as kinesics.

    It's So Much Work to Be Your Friend

  • The ability to read and interpret body language is known as kinesics.

    It's So Much Work to Be Your Friend

  • The ability to read and interpret body language is known as kinesics.

    It's So Much Work to Be Your Friend

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