Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to language or linguistics.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to language, or to the study of languages: as, linguistic knowledge.
  • noun Same as linguistics.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to language; relating to linguistics, or to the affinities of languages.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or relating to language.
  • adjective Of or relating to linguistics.
  • adjective computing Relating to a computer language.

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

  • adjective consisting of or related to language
  • adjective of or relating to the scientific study of language

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Examples

  • If parents shape the linguistic environment of their offspring, and if we all shape the linguistic environments of our conspecifics (merely by talking to them!) then the possibility of a ˜linguistic ratchet effect™ is clearly open.

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  • What are the most inclusive linguistic groupings, the “linguistic stocks, ” and what is the distribution of each (e.g., the Hamitic languages of northern Africa, the Bantu languages of the south; the Malayo-Polynesian languages of Indonesia, Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia)?

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  • It is the manifest form that is never twice the same, for this form, which we call linguistic morphology, is nothing more nor less than a collective art of thought, an art denuded of the irrelevancies of individual sentiment.

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  • For Martin, it's a continuation of his interest in what he calls linguistic genomics-the study of how the meaning of words shifts and changes, and how this can be used to obscure meaning and gain an advantage.

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  • For Martin, it's a continuation of his interest in what he calls linguistic genomics-the study of how the meaning of words shifts and changes, and how this can be used to obscure meaning and gain an advantage.

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  • For Martin, it's a continuation of his interest in what he calls linguistic genomics-the study of how the meaning of words shifts and changes, and how this can be used to obscure meaning and gain an advantage.

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  • For Martin, it's a continuation of his interest in what he calls linguistic genomics-the study of how the meaning of words shifts and changes, and how this can be used to obscure meaning and gain an advantage.

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  • As for linguists, I only mean that we, as common people, share certain linguistic conventions.

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  • During the last weekend, some citizens used the opportunity to ask where they can report violation of the Constitution and the Law on Macedonian language, which stipulate that state bodies must adhere to certain linguistic standards, alluding on the use of Latin instead of Cyrillic alphabet on the profile and the lack of proofreading.

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  • What she lacks in linguistic capability, she more than amply makes up in character and values.

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