Definitions for language

Definitions for (noun) language

Main entry: speech, language

Definition: the mental faculty or power of vocal communication

Usage: language sets homo sapiens apart from all other animals

Main entry: linguistic process, language

Definition: the cognitive processes involved in producing and understanding linguistic communication

Usage: he didn't have the language to express his feelings

Main entry: language, linguistic communication

Definition: a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols

Usage: 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

Main entry: terminology, nomenclature, language

Definition: a system of words used to name things in a particular discipline

Usage: legal terminology; biological nomenclature; the language of sociology

Main entry: lyric, language, words

Definition: the text of a popular song or musical-comedy number

Usage: his compositions always started with the lyrics; he wrote both words and music; the song uses colloquial language

Main entry: voice communication, oral communication, speech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, language

Definition: (language) communication by word of mouth

Usage: his speech was garbled; he uttered harsh language; he recorded the spoken language of the streets

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