Definition of multilingual
- a multilingual sign
- multilingual dictionaries
- multilingual translators
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The roots of multilingual come from Latin. If you happen to prefer Greek, use the synonym polyglot, in which poly- has the same meaning as multi-, and -glot means the same thing as -lingual. The best way to become multilingual is probably to be born in a bilingual (two-language) household; learning those first two seems to give the mind the kind of exercise that makes later language-learning easy.
: able to speak and understand several languages
: using or expressed in several languages
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