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Arabic

noun Ar·a·bic \ ˈa-rə-bik , ˈer-ə- \

Definition of Arabic

: a Semitic language originally of the Arabs of the Hejaz and Nejd that is now the prevailing speech of a wide region of southwestern Asia and northern Africa

First Known Use of arabic

14th century

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Arabic

adjective

Definition of Arabic

1 : of, relating to, or characteristic of Arabia or the Arabs
2 : of, relating to, or constituting Arabic
3 : expressed in or utilizing Arabic numerals

First Known Use of arabic

14th century

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ARABIC Defined for English Language Learners

Arabic

Definition of Arabic for English Language Learners

  • : the language of the Arab people


ARABIC Defined for Kids

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Arabic

noun Ar·a·bic \ ˈer-ə-bik \

Definition of Arabic for Students

: a language spoken in the Arabian Peninsula of southwestern Asia, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, and parts of northern Africa

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Arabic

adjective

Definition of Arabic for Students

: of or relating to the Arabian Peninsula of southwestern Asia, the Arabs, or Arabic

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medical Definition of arabic

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