AskDefine | Define linguistic

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linguistic adj
1 consisting of or related to language; "linguistic behavior"; "a linguistic atlas"; "lingual diversity" [syn: lingual] [ant: nonlinguistic]
2 of or relating to the scientific study of language; "linguistic theory"

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  • /lɪŋˈɡwɪstɪk/
  • /lIN"gwIstIk/


  1. relating to language or linguistics

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Linguistic may refer to:
  • Natural language, human language that is spoken, written, or signed for general communication
  • Linguistics, the scientific study of human language

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