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artificial language


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An invented language based on a set of prescribed rules and developed for a specific purpose, such as international communication or computer programming.

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  • n. constructed language
  • n. formal language
  • n. computer language

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a language that is deliberately created for a specific purpose


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  • In Havel's play The Memorandum, written more than a year before the invasion, there is a scene in which the men who drove Kraus from his position as director with a scheme to impose an artificial language realize that the entire scheme, language included, is an unmitigated

    1968 the Year that Rocked the World

  • But the artificial language necessary to the acquaintance of abstract ideas and to the development of the intellectual faculties remained unknown to this part of our species, until lately, when Providence in its goodness vouchsafed to discover to the Abbe de Cr. Epee the method of applying signs scientifically to their instruction.

    The Beginnings of Public Education in North Carolina; A Documentary History, 1790-1840. Vol. I


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