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  Definition of language
  1. the mental faculty or power of vocal communication; "language sets homo sapiens apart from all other animals"
  2. the cognitive processes involved in producing and understanding linguistic communication; "he didn''t have the language to express his feelings"
  3. a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols; "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
  4. a system of words used in a particular discipline; "legal terminology"; "the language of sociology"
  5. the text of a popular song or musical-comedy number; "his compositions always started with the lyrics"; "he wrote both words and music"; "the song uses colloquial language"
  6. (language) communication by word of mouth; "his speech was garbled"; "he uttered harsh language"; "he recorded the spoken language of the streets"
Similar Words: speech, linguistic process, linguistic communication, terminology, nomenclature, lyric, words, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, voice communication, oral communication

 

Hyponyms: reading, dead language, words, source language, object language, target language, sign language, signing, artificial language, metalanguage, native language, natural language, tongue, lingua franca, interlanguage, koine, string of words, word string, linguistic string, barrage, outpouring, onslaught, slanguage, markup language, toponymy, toponomy, love lyric, pronunciation, orthoepy, conversation, discussion, give-and-take, word, saying, expression, locution, non-standard speech, idiolect, monologue, spell, magic spell, charm, dictation, soliloquy

 

Part Meronyms: song

 

Derivational Morphology: speak, talk, lyric

 

Language Translations:
Afrikaans: gebaretaal and rekenaartaal and spraak and taal and taalgebruik   Albanian: gjuha  
Armenian: լեզու   Basque: hizkuntzak  
Belarusian: мова   Bosnian: govor and jezik  
Bulgarian: език   Catalan: codi and idioma and llenguatge  
Chinese: 語言   Croatian: jezik  
Danish: sprog and sprogbeherskelse   Dutch: taal  
Esperanto: lingvo   Estonian: keel  
Finnish: kieli   French: langage and langue  
Frisian: taal   Galician: linguaxe  
German: Sprache   Greek: γλώσσα and γλώσσα προγραμματισμού and ιδιογλωσσία and λόγος  
Hebrew: לשון and שפה   Hindi: भाषा  
Hungarian: nyelv   Icelandic: mál  
Ido: linguo   Indonesian: bahasa  
Interlingua: lingua and linguage   Italian: lingua and linguaggio  
Japanese: 用語 and 言い回し and 言語   Korean: 언어 and 용어 and sc=Hang  
Kurdish: ziman   Latin: lingua  
Latvian: valoda   Lithuanian: kalba  
Malay: bahasa   Malayalam: ഭാഷ  
Maltese: lingwa   Norwegian: språk  
Novial: lingue   Polish: język  
Portuguese: idioma and língua and linguagem   Romanian: limbă  
Russian: язык and sc=Cyrl   Serbian: sc=Cyrl  
Slovak: jazyk   Slovene: govor and jezik  
Spanish: lengua and lenguaje   Swahili: lugha  
Swedish: språk and tal   Tamil: மொழி  
Telugu: పదజాలం and భాష   Turkish: dil  
Ukrainian: мова   Vietnamese: ngôn ngữ and tiếng  
Welsh: iaith   Yiddish: לשון and שפּראַך  
 
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