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emblem

n. a bodily movement that substitutes for a spoken word or phrase and that can be readily comprehended by most individuals in a culture. Examples are shaking the head back and forth to signify no and nodding the head up and down to indicate yes. See also nonverbal communication. —emblematic adj.

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February 24th 2024

test interpretation

test interpretation

the clinical, educational, vocational, or other practical inferences given to a particular test result. Such conclusions are typically drawn by an expert in testing or by suitable computer software.