linguistic

adjective
lin·​guis·​tic | \ liŋ-ˈgwi-stik How to pronounce linguistic (audio) \
variants: or less commonly linguistical \ liŋ-​ˈgwi-​sti-​kəl How to pronounce linguistic (audio) \

Definition of linguistic

: of or relating to language or linguistics linguistic scholars linguistic changes

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Other Words from linguistic

linguistically \ liŋ-​ˈgwi-​sti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce linguistic (audio) \ adverb

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the age at which children begin to acquire linguistic skills
Recent Examples on the Web While this linguistic density can be depicted in film somewhat seamlessly, in writing it’s a little clunkier. Deborah Treisman, The New Yorker, 31 May 2021 Altenfelder proudly told me that the idea for the project came from the linguistic team at Motorola. Carolina Milanesi, Forbes, 27 May 2021 Would Bunny have to fulfill every item on a linguistic checklist, or only a certain number? New York Times, 27 May 2021 Much Soviet humor—in particular the famous story-jokes known as anekdoty—played on this linguistic exhaustion. Sophie Pinkham, Harper's Magazine, 25 May 2021 Belarus was a member of the former Soviet Union, and the two countries are still bound by linguistic, cultural and trade ties. Benjamin Katz, WSJ, 24 May 2021 There is a need for solidarity among people of Latin American descent despite our many racial, ethnic, linguistic, and religious differences. Ed Morales, CNN, 21 May 2021 My primary objection to making school choice mandatory stems from my opposition to racial, linguistic, and/or economic segregation. BostonGlobe.com, 20 May 2021 Not to get all Freudian, but with mothers, there’s that whole pre-Oedipal, pre-linguistic connection that’s very murky and confusing and much more difficult to be done with. E. Alex Jung, Vulture, 12 May 2021

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First Known Use of linguistic

1825, in the meaning defined above

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3 Jun 2021

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“Linguistic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/linguistic. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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linguistic

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of linguistic

: of or relating to language or linguistics

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