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noun plural but singular in construction lin·guis·tics \liŋ-ˈgwis-tiks\

Simple Definition of linguistics

  • : the study of language and of the way languages work

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of linguistics

  1. :  the study of human speech including the units, nature, structure, and modification of language

Circa 1837

First Known Use of linguistics

circa 1837

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LINGUISTICS Defined for Kids

linguistics

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noun lin·guis·tics \liŋ-ˈgwis-tiks\

Definition of linguistics for Students

  1. :  the study of human speech including the nature, structure, and development of language or of a language or group of languages





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