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Dictionary definition for: Language

1. (n) 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

2. (n) (language) communication by word of mouth; "his speech was garbled" "he uttered harsh language" "he recorded the spoken language of the streets"

3. (n) a system of words used in a particular discipline; "legal terminology" "the language of sociology"

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

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

6. (n) 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"

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