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linguistics

 
Noun linguistics has 2 senses
  1. linguistics - the scientific study of language
    --1 is a kind of
    science, scientific discipline
    --1 is a part of cognitive science
    --1 has particulars:
     computational linguistics; dialect geography, linguistic geography; etymology; historical linguistics; lexicology; neurolinguistics; pragmatics; semantics; sociolinguistics; structuralism, structural linguistics; synchronic linguistics, descriptive linguistics
  2. linguistics, philology - the humanistic study of language and literature
    --2 is a kind of humanistic discipline, humanities, liberal arts, arts
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