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Nod Of Agreement

A nod is a gesture by which the head is tilted in arcs of high and alternating descent along the sagittal plane. In many cultures, it is used most often, but not in general, to indicate conformity, acceptance or recognition. Different cultures attribute different meanings to the gesture. Acquiescence to display the “yes” vote is widespread and appears in many different cultural and linguistic groups. Areas where the acquiescence head is generally of this importance are the Indian subcontinent (note that the head bubble is also consistent), the Middle East, Southeast Asia, most of Europe (see below), South America and North America. The nod can also be used as a sign of recognition in some areas, or to show respect. An insult can be inferred if it is not returned in kind. The acquiescence head can also be used as a form of non-verbal greeting or recognition of the presence of another; In this context, it is essentially a particularly light form of inclination, with just enough exercise to show a degree of respect without additional formalities. These include a traditional downward acquiescence or a nod (rather informal and usually used between friends or subordinates). To increase formality, the nod down can also be accompanied by an appropriate verbal greeting.

14th century, in the meaning defined in the intransitive sense 1 These sets of examples are automatically selected from different sources of information online to reflect the current use of the word “nod.” The opinions expressed in the examples do not reflect the views of Merriam-Webster or its publishers. Send us comments. “They`re having fun,” she says, nodding to the kids on the beach. The acquiescence head is also a symptom of nick disease, a disease still inexplicable. It mainly concerns children under the age of 15 and was first documented in Tanzania in 1962. [3] An early glimpse of the head and other gestures was the expression of emotions in Man and Animals, written by Charles Darwin in 1872. Darwin wrote to missionaries in many parts of the world asking for information about local gestures and concluded that the “yes” was common to many different groups. Definition of the nod (entry 2 of 2) She nodded to the waiter so that he could bring the cake. In Greece, the only head sign down that indicates the “yes” is often combined with simultaneous eye closure. This nod often involves a very light, almost unnoticed, rotation from the head to the left (or to the right).

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