bilingualism

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noun bi·lin·gual·ism \-gwə-ˌli-zəm\

Definition of bilingualism

  1. 1 :  the ability to speak two languages

  2. 2 :  the frequent use (as by a community) of two languages

  3. 3 :  the political or institutional recognition of two languages

1873

First Known Use of bilingualism

1873



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