noun in·ter·lin·gua \ˌintə(r)ˈliŋgwə\

Definition of interlingua



  1. 1 :  interlanguage

  2. 2 usually capitalized :  an artificial interlanguage that is based on the linguistic elements common to English and the chief Romance languages and is promoted by the International Auxiliary Language Association

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Origin and Etymology of interlingua

Italian, from inter- + lingua language, tongue, from Latin — more at tongue

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