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Definition 1: the mental faculty or power of vocal communication - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where language or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • language sets homo sapiens apart from all other animals

Synonyms for language in the sense of this definition

(language is a kind of ...) one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind

(language is a part of ...) all of the words in a language; all word forms having meaning or grammatical function

(language is a part of ...) a language user's knowledge of words

(language is the domain which ... is member of) convert into a verb

"many English nouns have become verbalized"

Definition 2: the cognitive processes involved in producing and understanding linguistic communication - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where language or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he didn't have the language to express his feelings

Synonyms for language in the sense of this definition

(language is a kind of ...) cognitive processes that presuppose the availability of knowledge and put it to use

(... is a kind of language ) the cognitive process of understanding a written linguistic message

"his main reading was detective stories" "suggestions for further reading"

Definition 3: a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where language or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for language in the sense of this definition

(language is a kind of ...) something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups

(... is a kind of language ) language characterized by excessive use of slang or cant

(... is a kind of language ) the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication (spoken or written)

"a barrage of questions" "a bombardment of mail complaining about his mistake"

(... is a kind of language ) a linear sequence of words as spoken or written

(... is a kind of language ) a common language used by speakers of different languages

"Koine is a dialect of ancient Greek that was the lingua franca of the empire of Alexander the Great and was widely spoken throughout the eastern Mediterranean area in Roman times"

(... is a kind of language ) a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language

(... is a kind of language ) the language of a later invading people that is imposed on an indigenous population and contributes features to their language

(... is a kind of language ) a language that originated in a specified place and was not brought to that place from elsewhere

(... is a kind of language ) the language that a person has spoken from earliest childhood

(... is a kind of language ) a language that can be used to describe languages

(... is a kind of language ) a language that is deliberately created for a specific purpose

(... is a kind of language ) the customary manner in which a language (or a form of a language) is spoken or written

"English usage" "a usage borrowed from French"

(... is a kind of language ) a language that is no longer learned as a native language

(... is a kind of language ) language that is spoken or written

"he has a gift for words" "she put her thoughts into words"

(... is a kind of language ) a language that is to be translated into another language

(... is a kind of language ) the language into which a text written in another language is to be translated

(... is a kind of language ) language expressed by visible hand gestures

(language is the domain which ... is member of) (of language) not having its purity or excellence debased

"uncorrupted English" "learn to speak pure English undefiled"

(language is the domain which ... is member of) concerned with phenomena (especially language) at a particular period without considering historical antecedents

"synchronic linguistics"

(language is the domain which ... is member of) (of language) aptly and pleasingly expressed

"a well-turned phrase"

(language is the domain which ... is member of) (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable

"writes in a limpid style" "lucid directions" "a luculent oration" "pellucid prose" "a crystal clear explanation" "a perspicuous argument"

(language is the domain which ... is member of) provide with an alphabet

"Cyril and Method alphabetized the Slavic languages"

(language is the domain which ... is member of) (language) communication by word of mouth

"his speech was garbled" "he uttered harsh language" "he recorded the spoken language of the streets"

(language is the domain which ... is member of) a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period

"all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper"

(language is the domain which ... is member of) a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation

(language is the domain which ... is member of) used of the study of a phenomenon (especially language) as it changes through time

"diachronic linguistics"

Definition 4: (language) communication by word of mouth - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where language or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his speech was garbled
  • he uttered harsh language
  • he recorded the spoken language of the streets

Synonyms for language in the sense of this definition

(language is a kind of ...) communication that relies on hearing

(... is a kind of language ) speech you make to yourself

(... is a kind of language ) speech intended for reproduction in writing

(... is a kind of language ) a verbal formula believed to have magical force

"he whispered a spell as he moved his hands" "inscribed around its base is a charm in Balinese"

(... is a kind of language ) a long utterance by one person (especially one that prevents others from participating in the conversation)

(... is a kind of language ) the language or speech of one individual at a particular period in life

(... is a kind of language ) speech that differs from the usual accepted, easily recognizable speech of native adult members of a speech community

(... is a kind of language ) a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations

"pardon the expression"

(... is a kind of language ) an exchange of views on some topic

"we had a good discussion" "we had a word or two about it"

(... is a kind of language ) the use of speech for informal exchange of views or ideas or information etc.

(... is a kind of language ) the way a word or a language is customarily spoken

"the pronunciation of Chinese is difficult for foreigners" "that is the correct pronunciation"

(... is a kind of language ) the words that are spoken

"I listened to his words very closely"

(language belongs to category ...) 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"

Definition 5: the text of a popular song or musical-comedy number - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where language or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his compositions always started with the lyrics
  • he wrote both words and music
  • the song uses colloquial language

Synonyms for language in the sense of this definition

(language is a kind of ...) the words of something written

"there were more than a thousand words of text" "they handed out the printed text of the mayor's speech" "he wants to reconstruct the original text"

(... is a kind of language ) the lyric of a love song

(... is part of language) a short musical composition with words

"a successful musical must have at least three good songs"

Definition 6: a system of words used to name things in a particular discipline - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where language or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • legal terminology
  • biological nomenclature
  • the language of sociology

Synonyms for language in the sense of this definition

(language is a kind of ...) a unit of language that native speakers can identify

"words are the blocks from which sentences are made" "he hardly said ten words all morning"

(... is a kind of language ) a set of symbols and rules for their use when doing a markup of a document

(... is a kind of language ) the nomenclature of regional anatomy

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