language barrier

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of language barrier

:a difficulty for people communicating because they speak different languages

Word by Word Definitions

language play
  1. : the words, their pronunciation, and the methods of combining them used and understood by a community

  2. : audible, articulate, meaningful sound as produced by the action of the vocal organs

  3. : a systematic means of communicating ideas or feelings by the use of conventionalized signs, sounds, gestures, or marks having understood meanings

barrier play
  1. : something material that blocks or is intended to block passage

  2. : a natural formation or structure that prevents or hinders movement or action

  3. : a medieval war game in which combatants fight on foot with a fence or railing between them


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