B@TipForearm-PalmBack B@Forearm-PalmBack B@BaseForearm-PalmBack

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American Sign Language[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Production[edit]

  • This one-handed ASL sign is produced as follows:
    1. ASL B@TipForearm-PalmBack.jpg
      Posture the dominant hand in the “B” handshape at the tip (wrist end) of the nondominant forearm, dominant palm facing back.
    2. Move the dominant hand in an arc to the next posture.
    3. Posture the dominant hand in the “B” handshape at the nondominant forearm, dominant palm facing back.
    4. Move the dominant hand in an arc to the next posture.
    5. ASL B@BaseForearm-PalmBack.jpg
      Posture the dominant hand in the “B” handshape at the base (elbow end) of the nondominant forearm, dominant palm facing back.
GUH Hand LUH Hand LUH Move GUH Move GUH Hand LUH Hand
GUH Palm LUH Palm Second Second GUH Palm LUH Palm
GUH Position LUH Separation Third Third
B B In
In Down Up-Up
Touching on
Underside

Verb[edit]

ASL B@BaseForearm-PalmBack.jpg (ASL gloss: IMPROVE)

  1. (transitive) to improve (something); to enhance
  2. (intransitive) to improve; to become better; to augment

Adjective[edit]

ASL B@BaseForearm-PalmBack.jpg (ASL gloss: IMPROVED)

  1. improved; enhanced

Noun[edit]

ASL B@BaseForearm-PalmBack.jpg (ASL gloss: IMPROVEMENT)

  1. improvement; enhancement