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Moonspeak vs. Language

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Moonspeaknoun

(slang) Any confusing foreign language, especially Japanese or another East Asian language.

Languagenoun

(countable) 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.’;

Languagenoun

(uncountable) The ability to communicate using words.

‘the gift of language’;

Languagenoun

(uncountable) The vocabulary and usage of a particular specialist field.

‘legal language;’; ‘the language of chemistry’;

Languagenoun

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

‘body language;’; ‘the language of the eyes’;

Languagenoun

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

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Languagenoun

A computer language; a machine language.

Languagenoun

(uncountable) Manner of expression.

Languagenoun

(uncountable) 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.’;

Languagenoun

(uncountable) Profanity.

Languagenoun

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

Languageverb

To communicate by language; to express in language.

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Languagenoun

Any means of conveying or communicating ideas;

Languagenoun

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

Languagenoun

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

Languagenoun

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

‘Others for language all their care express.’;

Languagenoun

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

Languagenoun

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

‘There was . . . language in their very gesture.’;

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Languagenoun

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

Languagenoun

A race, as distinguished by its speech.

‘All the people, the nations, and the languages, fell down and worshiped the golden image.’;

Languagenoun

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

Languagenoun

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.

Languageverb

To communicate by language; to express in language.

‘Others were languaged in such doubtful expressions that they have a double sense.’;

Languagenoun

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’;

Languagenoun

(language) communication by word of mouth;

‘his speech was garbled’; ‘he uttered harsh language’; ‘he recorded the spoken language of the streets’;

Languagenoun

a system of words used in a particular discipline;

‘legal terminology’; ‘the language of sociology’;

Languagenoun

the cognitive processes involved in producing and understanding linguistic communication;

‘he didn't have the language to express his feelings’;

Languagenoun

the mental faculty or power of vocal communication;

‘language sets homo sapiens apart from all other animals’;

Languagenoun

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’;

Language

A language is a structured system of communication used by humans, based on speech and gesture (spoken language), sign, or often writing. The structure of language is its grammar and the free components are its vocabulary.

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