Definition of LANGUAGE


Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols; "he taught foreign languages"; "the language introduced is standard throughout the text"; "the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written" ;

  • 3. (

    ) the text of a popular song or musical-comedy number; "his compositions always started with the lyrics"; "he wrote both words and music"; "the song uses colloquial language" ;

  • 4. (

    ) the cognitive processes involved in producing and understanding linguistic communication; "he didn't have the language to express his feelings" ;

  • 5. (

    ) the mental faculty or power of vocal communication; "language sets homo sapiens apart from all other animals" ;

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