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Signs for MEAN, MEANING
Definition: State or describe exactly the nature, scope, or meaning of; the idea that a person wants to express by using words, signs, etc.
Related signs: POLYSEMY, DEFINITION.
How to ask a Deaf ASL-speaking person what ASL sign means in American Sign Language? Glossed as [ASL sign]/\ MEAN WHAT?
Q: What does ASL mean?
A: Do you mean what ASL means as in "ASL meaning"? Or, do you mean what does the ASL sign mean?
Q: Hmm, I'd like the answers to both. :)
A: ASL stands for American Sign Language. On the other hand, if you want to know what an ASL sign mean, you can try reverse dictionary to find a meaning of the ASL word.
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Some word entries have one of some tidbits in this section, such as minimal pairs of sign words, rhymes, etc. usually related to or associated with its word entry.
[Note: ASL writing is not an official standard. This sign language writing remains in a state of open space to allow room for experiment, evolution, and improvement.]
Written ASL digit for "meaning" contributed by the ASLwrite community, 2017.