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noun [C or U] uk   /ˈlæŋ.ɡwɪdʒ/ us  
A1 a system of communication consisting of sounds, words, and grammar, or the system of communication used by people in a particular country or type of work: She does research into how children acquire language. Do you speak any foreign languages?" I'm hopeless at learning languages. the English language legal/technical language the language of business Java and Perl are both important computer programming languages (= systems of writing instructions for computers).
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in Korean 언어, 말…
in Arabic لُغة…
in French langage, langue…
in Turkish dil, lisan, bir ülkede konuşulan dil…
in Italian lingua, linguaggio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 語言…
in Russian язык, речь, стиль…
in Polish język…
in Spanish lenguaje, lengua, idioma…
in Portuguese idioma, língua, linguagem…
in German die Sprache, die Fachsprache…
in Catalan llengua, idioma, llenguatge…
in Japanese 言語, 言葉…
in Chinese (Simplified) 语言…
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