Kinesics



[ki-nee-siks, -ziks, kahy-] /kɪˈni sɪks, -zɪks, kaɪ-/

noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the study of body movements, gestures, facial expressions, etc., as a means of communication.
/kɪˈniːsɪks/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) the study of the role of body movements, such as winking, shrugging, etc, in communication
n.

study of body language, 1952, from Greek kinesis “movement, motion” (see cite) + -ics. Related: kinesic.

kinesics ki·ne·sics (kə-nē’sĭks, -zĭks, kī-)
n.
The study of nonverbal bodily movements, such as gestures and facial expressions, as communication.

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