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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Noun- the art of communicating ideas by signs made with the fingers (as in the manual alphabets of the deaf.

Usage examples (5)
  • It would seem even less practicable than a sole reliance upon dactylology would be, for there can be no doubt as to what
  • Signs, dactylology, speech reading, and the written and printed word are all dependent upon the eye for their value as educational instruments.
  • To the general public, dactylology or finger spelling is the sign-language, or the basis of that language, but to the profession there is no relation between the two...
  • There are the same obstacles in the use of the written or printed word as have been mentioned in connection with dactylology, namely, lack of rapidity in conveying... for more
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