Meaning of “language” in the English Dictionary

"language" in English

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languagenoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈlæŋ.ɡwɪdʒ/ us /ˈlæŋ.ɡwɪdʒ/

(Definition of “language” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"language" in American English

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languagenoun [ C/U ]

us /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” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"language" in Business English

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languagenoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈlæŋɡwɪdʒ/ us

COMMUNICATIONS the method of human communication that uses speaking and writing, or the system of communication in speaking and writing that is used by the people of a particular country:

learn/understand a language It's easier to learn a language when you're younger.
speak/use a language 35% of residents speak a language other than English at home.
Many British people speak no foreign languages.
in a language Business deals often go more smoothly if you can speak to people in their own language.
Too many children leave school with poor language skills, unable to compose a letter or email.
The company offers language classes for employees posted abroad.

COMMUNICATIONS a particular style of speaking or writing, for example, one that is used by the people doing a particular job:

When you are giving instructions, make sure you use language that everyone can understand.
the language of sth They speak the language of international finance.

IT written instructions, for example, rules and symbols, given to a computer so it can understand what the user wants it to do:

This version of the UNIX language serves as a software platform for computer programs.
speak/talk the same language

to understand someone because you have the same way of thinking about things, or of doing things:

Our businesses complement each other, and we speak the same language.

(Definition of “language” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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We must continue to encourage the promotion of language-learning by all possible means, and this programme provides us with an ideal opportunity to do so.
We welcome the amendments referring to the importance of preserving, researching and accessing cultural heritage, the diversity of language and culture, together with the amendments, however inadequate ...
The teaching of language is the most basic prerequisite of human communication, of citizenship and of the awareness and exercise of rights.
Language is without doubt one of the defining elements of a community; after all, cultural production and cultural goods are among the most conspicuous expressions of a community.
They learn the language at work and can put their children through the education system in these countries in the normal way.
With enlargement the number of regional or minority language communities is estimated to double from the present number of approximately 60.
I do hope that at last we are moving on from speech to action in the area of language policy also.
The problem areas have now been stated in more concrete terms and the criticism has generally been couched in more objective language than before.
He received a reply in their language that stated that they were unable to deal with his complaint unless he wrote to them in their language.
As regards the question of language, we should not be having a great debate about it right now, but should proceed as follows.