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LINGUISTIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does linguistic mean? 

LINGUISTIC (adjective)
  The adjective LINGUISTIC has 2 senses:

1. consisting of or related to language
2. of or relating to the scientific study of language

  Familiarity information: LINGUISTIC used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


LINGUISTIC (adjective)


Sense 1linguistic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Consisting of or related to language

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

lingual; linguistic

Context examples:

linguistic behavior / a linguistic atlas / lingual diversity

Antonym:

nonlinguistic (not consisting of or related to language)

Pertainym:

language (a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols)


Sense 2linguistic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to the scientific study of language

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Context example:

linguistic theory

Pertainym:

linguistics (the scientific study of language)


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