One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A language regarded as ideally suited to a particular purpose.
2A theoretically possible language.
3Philosophy a language which would mirror the world perfectly; a language in which the grammatical structure of sentences perspicuously reflects the logical structure of the thoughts they express.
Early 18th century; earliest use found in Thomas D'Urfey (?1653–1723), playwright and writer.
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