crosslinguistic

adjective

cross·​lin·​guis·​tic ˈkrȯs-liŋ-ˈgwi-stik How to pronounce crosslinguistic (audio)
: of or relating to languages of different families and types
especially : relating to the comparison of different languages
crosslinguistically adverb

Word History

First Known Use

1954, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of crosslinguistic was in 1954

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“Crosslinguistic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crosslinguistic. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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