Definition of natural language in English:

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natural language

Pronunciation: /ˈnaCH(ə)rəl ˈlaNGɡwij/


A language that has developed naturally in use (as contrasted with an artificial language or computer code).
Example sentences
  • Yet polysemy is endemic to natural languages, as a detailed analysis of just about any word will confirm.
  • If this holds for computer programming languages, it surely holds much more for natural languages.
  • Understanding natural language allows computers to facilitate human problem solving and decision making.

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Syllabification: nat·u·ral lan·guage

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