Definition of “language” - 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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Furthermore, fewer problems will arise if we tackle the language issue through learning, through the learning of many languages, than if we approach this from a regionalist point of view.
Relevant information must be given to prospective unit-holders in a fund in a language which is readily understandable to investors in the host country.
There is only one version available in one language, and, in addition to this, in this language there are different versions of the same text with various discrepancies between them.
Language often fails us on these occasions.
If we can develop clarity of goals and of language, if we can find enough courage and vision, then social acceptance for enlargement will also be forthcoming.
European seems to be becoming a twelfth language, with terms that, if they are not incomprehensible, have at least taken on a life of their own.
Many consumers are so put off by the complex procedures - not helped by the fact that they are drafted in a foreign language - that they do not pursue their complaints.
Language is a powerful force.
The stumbling blocks of modern technology and the possible need to communicate in a foreign language can now be more easily overcome.
Precision in language most of all: the word "contamination" is not satisfactory when it is used in the phraseology of the food authority proposals, which we will be discussing shortly.