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A gesture is a form of non-verbal communication or non-vocal communication in which visible bodily actions communicate particular messages, either in place of, or in conjunction with, speech. Gestures include movement of the hands, face, or other parts of the body. Gestures differ from physical non-verbal communication that does not communicate specific messages, such as purely expressive displays, proxemics, or displays of joint attention. Gestures allow individuals to communicate a variety of feelings and thoughts, from contempt and hostility to approval and affection, often together with body language in addition to words when they speak. Gesticulation and speech work independently of each other, but join to provide emphasis and meaning. Gesture processing takes place in areas of the brain such as Broca's and Wernicke's areas, which are used by speech and sign language. In fact, language is thought by some scholars to have evolved in Homo sapiens from an earlier system consisting of manual gestures. The theory that language evolved from manual gestures, termed Gestural Theory, dates back to the work of 18th-century philosopher and priest Abbé de Condillac, and has been revived by contemporary anthropologist Gordon W. Hewes, in 1973, as part of a discussion on the origin of language.
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Movement of a part of the body for the purpose of communication.
Plural noun and verb form of the word gesture.
His gestures as he spoke to his wife demonstrated his respect, love and tenderness towards her, you could see it in the way he gently rubbed her arm as he listened.
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The numerical value of gestures in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of gestures in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
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It's a mixed bag, the challenge is that there are a lot of performative gestures, but not enough investors looking into the data on investment in Black-owned startups, and also at the funds being created by Black fund managers and the amount going to diverse founders.
Make no mistake we are experiencing events of a seismic nature and they are rocking the very foundations of how our sport is organized and governed, symbolic gestures and cosmetic measures will not be sufficient, this grave and unprecedented situation calls for fundamental reform.
If you want to move towards a particular drum the arm knows that because it recognizes the gestures and moves towards the arm and it's important that it will be there because the drums are there, you're playing with the drums and you feel like your own body is responding to you in a way. So the idea is that machines are not separated from humans, but they are becoming part of humans.
I had learned to have a perfect nausea for the theatre: the continual repetition of the same words and the same gestures, night after night, and the caprices, the way of looking at life, and the entire rigmarole disgusted me.
He was waving for other motorcyclist to come towards us. He was yelling at us, and he was threatening us, you can tell that he was screaming profanities at us, and he was also making gestures, slitting a throat gesture.
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