181. Gesture

chironomy, cheironomy
1 . the science of gesture.
2 . the art of conducting singers of Gregorian chant through hand gestures to mark the rise or fall of the melody. — chironomic, cheironomic, adj.
the science of manual sign language, as for use in communicating with the deaf. — dactylotogist, n. dactylologic, dactylological, adj.
Linguistics. the study of units of gestural expression.
Linguistics. a systematic study of nonverbal body gestures, as smiles, hand motions, or other movements, in their relation to human communication; body language. Also called pasimology. kinesic, adj.
the study of the signs that reveal human passions. — pathognomonic, adj.

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