Definition of linguistic in English:

linguistic

Line breaks: lin|guis¦tic
Pronunciation: /lɪŋˈgwɪstɪk
 
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adjective

  • Relating to language or linguistics: a child’s linguistic ability
    More example sentences
    • Frame semantics is a linguistic theory which is currently gaining ground.
    • It is not difficult to see why the semantic pole of the linguistic sign cannot be an entity in the real world.
    • The women's choice of German can be seen as a linguistic expression of their rejection of peasant life.
    Synonyms
    language-producing, semantic, lingual, semasiological; rhetorical, verbal, poetic, expressive

Derivatives

linguistically

adverb
More example sentences
  • Even linguistically naive subjects generally have no difficulty counting out the syllables in a word or phrase.
  • After all, the Romans occupied Britain as well as Gaul, yet, linguistically, left almost no trace on the speech of the inhabitants.
  • Swearing is culturally and linguistically shaped in other ways.

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