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Definition of American Sign Language

American Sign Language: Abbreviated ASL. A complete, complex language that employs signs made with the hands and other movements, including facial expressions and postures of the body, used primarily by people in North America who are deaf.

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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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