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Language vs. Lingo

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  • Language (noun)

    A body of words, and set of methods of combining them (called a grammar), understood by a community and used as a form of communication.

    "The English language and the German language are related."

    "Deaf and mute people communicate using languages like ASL."

  • Language (noun)

    The ability to communicate using words.

    "the gift of language"

  • Language (noun)

    The vocabulary and usage of a particular specialist field.

    "legal language;"

    "the language of chemistry"

  • Language (noun)

    The expression of thought (the communication of meaning) in a specified way.

    "body language;"

    "the language of the eyes"

  • Language (noun)

    A body of sounds, signs and/or signals by which animals communicate, and by which plants are sometimes also thought to communicate.

  • Language (noun)

    A computer language; a machine language.

  • Language (noun)

    Manner of expression.

  • Language (noun)

    The particular words used in a speech or a passage of text.

    "The language used in the law does not permit any other interpretation."

    "The language he used to talk to me was obscene."

  • Language (noun)

    Profanity.

  • Language (noun)

    A languet, a flat plate in or below the flue pipe of an organ.

  • Language (verb)

    To communicate by language; to express in language.

  • Lingo (noun)

    Language, especially language peculiar to a particular group, field, or region; jargon or a dialect.

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  • Language (noun)

    Any means of conveying or communicating ideas;

  • Language (noun)

    The expression of ideas by writing, or any other instrumentality.

  • Language (noun)

    The forms of speech, or the methods of expressing ideas, peculiar to a particular nation.

  • Language (noun)

    The characteristic mode of arranging words, peculiar to an individual speaker or writer; manner of expression; style.

  • Language (noun)

    The inarticulate sounds by which animals inferior to man express their feelings or their wants.

  • Language (noun)

    The suggestion, by objects, actions, or conditions, of ideas associated therewith; as, the language of flowers.

  • Language (noun)

    The vocabulary and phraseology belonging to an art or department of knowledge; as, medical language; the language of chemistry or theology.

  • Language (noun)

    A race, as distinguished by its speech.

  • Language (noun)

    Any system of symbols created for the purpose of communicating ideas, emotions, commands, etc., between sentient agents.

  • Language (noun)

    Any set of symbols and the rules for combining them which are used to specify to a computer the actions that it is to take; also referred to as a computer lanugage or programming language; as, JAVA is a new and flexible high-level language which has achieved popularity very rapidly.

  • Language

    To communicate by language; to express in language.

  • Lingo (noun)

    Language; speech; dialect.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Language (noun)

    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"

  • Language (noun)

    (language) communication by word of mouth;

    "his speech was garbled"

    "he uttered harsh language"

    "he recorded the spoken language of the streets"

  • Language (noun)

    a system of words used in a particular discipline;

    "legal terminology"

    "the language of sociology"

  • Language (noun)

    the cognitive processes involved in producing and understanding linguistic communication;

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

  • Language (noun)

    the mental faculty or power of vocal communication;

    "language sets homo sapiens apart from all other animals"

  • Language (noun)

    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"

  • Lingo (noun)

    a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves);

    "they don't speak our lingo"

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