Orientation (sign language)

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A sign language interpreter at a presentation. The hands are facing each other in orientation: one is palm-up, the other palm-down.

In sign languages, orientation (ORI) is the distinctive relative degree of rotation of the hand when signing. Orientation is one of five components of a sign, along with handshape (DEZ), location (TAB), movement (SIG), and facial-body expression.

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