non-verbal communication

Forms of communication which do not rely on the spoken or written word. Facial gestures and hand signals can often give messages to another person without a word being said. In some cultures, for example, the reverse ‘V’ sign often speaks louder than words. Most such forms of communication, including rude gestures, are culturally specific in their meanings. See also body language.

Dictionary of sociology. 2013.

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  • non-verbal — adj. Non verbal is used with these nouns: ↑communication, ↑reasoning, ↑signal …   Collocations dictionary

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