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American Sign Language: "important"



In the sign for "important" your hands start in front of your belly and arc up and out to the sides then come together in front of your chest:

IMPORTANT:
:

The handshape is a sideways (palm-in) "F"-hand


IMPORTANT:


Animation:  IMPORTANT



Note:
The sign for "important" can also mean "worthy."

Note:
If you omit the first part of the sign (the big arcing movement) and just do the very last part of the sign (where the "F" hands come together) using a double movement this sign can mean "worth" (as in "the cost of or value of something."


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