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English definition of “language”


noun [C/U]    /ˈlæŋ·ɡwɪdʒ/
a system of communication by speaking, writing, or making signs in a way that can be understood, or any of the different systems of communication used in particular regions: [C] the English language [C] American Sign Language [C] He speaks six foreign languages. [U] Her language skills are excellent. Language is also a particular type of expression: [U] beautiful language [U] foul language (= offensive words) In computer programming, a language is a system of writing instructions for computers.
(Definition of language noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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