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BILINGUAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bilingual mean? 

BILINGUAL (noun)
  The noun BILINGUAL has 1 sense:

1. a person who speaks two languages fluently

  Familiarity information: BILINGUAL used as a noun is very rare.


BILINGUAL (adjective)
  The adjective BILINGUAL has 1 sense:

1. using or knowing two languages

  Familiarity information: BILINGUAL used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BILINGUAL (noun)


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Meaning:

A person who speaks two languages fluently

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

bilingual; bilingualist

Hypernyms ("bilingual" is a kind of...):

linguist; polyglot (a person who speaks more than one language)


BILINGUAL (adjective)


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Meaning:

Using or knowing two languages

Context example:

bilingual education

Similar:

multilingual (using or knowing more than one language)


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