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language

 
Noun language has 6 senses
  1. language, linguistic communication - 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 is written"
    --1 is a kind of communication
    --1 has particulars:
     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
  2. speech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, language, voice communication, oral communication - (language) communication by word of mouth; "his speech was garbled"; "he uttered harsh language"; "he recorded the spoken language of the streets"
    --2 is a kind of auditory communication
    --2 has particulars:
     words; pronunciation, orthoepy; conversation; discussion, give-and-take, word; saying, expression, locution; non-standard speech; idiolect; monologue; spell, magic spell, charm; dictation; soliloquy, monologue
  3. terminology, nomenclature, language - a system of words used in a particular discipline; "legal terminology"; "the language of sociology"
    --3 is a kind of word
    --3 has particulars: markup language; toponymy, toponomy
  4. linguistic process, language - the cognitive processes involved in producing and understanding linguistic communication; "he didn't have the language to express his feelings"
    --4 is a kind of higher cognitive process
    --4 has particulars: reading
  5. language, speech - the mental faculty or power of vocal communication; "language sets homo sapiens apart from all other animals"
    --5 is a kind of faculty, mental faculty, module
    --5 has parts: lexis; vocabulary, lexicon, mental lexicon
  6. lyric, words, language - 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 is a kind of text, textual matter
    --6 is a part of song
    --6 has particulars: love lyric
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