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    language - Dictionary definition and meaning for word language

    Definition
    (noun) a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols
    Example Sentence
    • he taught foreign languages
    • the language introduced is standard throughout the text
    • the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written
    Definition
    (noun) (language) communication by word of mouth
    Example Sentence
    • his speech was garbled
    • he uttered harsh language
    • he recorded the spoken language of the streets
    Definition
    (noun) the text of a popular song or musical-comedy number
    Synonyms : lyric , words
    Example Sentence
    • his compositions always started with the lyrics
    • he wrote both words and music
    • the song uses colloquial language
    Definition
    (noun) the cognitive processes involved in producing and understanding linguistic communication
    Synonyms : linguistic process
    Example Sentence
    • he didn't have the language to express his feelings
    Definition
    (noun) the mental faculty or power of vocal communication
    Synonyms : speech
    Example Sentence
    • language sets homo sapiens apart from all other animals
    Definition
    (noun) a system of words used to name things in a particular discipline
    Synonyms : nomenclature , terminology
    Example Sentence
    • legal terminology
    • biological nomenclature
    • the language of sociology
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