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kinesics

ki·ne·sics

kinesics

pronunciation:
kih ni sihks
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part of speech: noun
definition: (used with a sing. verb) the study of body movements and gestures as a means of communication.
derivation: kinesic (adj.)
Word Parts
The word kinesics contains the following parts:
cine, kine, kinet, kinemat Greek root that means motion
-ics Greek noun-forming suffix that means science, study, or practice of; properties of; practices pertaining to
synonyms:
-logy, -ology