Definition of linguistic in English:



  • Relating to language or linguistics.

    ‘a child's linguistic ability’
    • ‘Intelligence is all of our ability, from mathematical to linguistic to musical to artistic.’
    • ‘How then are these hierarchically structured linguistic abilities to be characterized?’
    • ‘The women's choice of German can be seen as a linguistic expression of their rejection of peasant life.’
    • ‘Assertion is the linguistic expression of a belief, and is also a mental act.’
    • ‘Trying to match this staggering linguistic ability is a major challenge for computing.’
    • ‘Let's go back to the beginning and think about this linguistic question of genres.’
    • ‘In other words the linguistic turn is to language in use, language as speech.’
    • ‘In this era of globalisation, we need to put our rich linguistic diversity back on the agenda.’
    • ‘Frame semantics is a linguistic theory which is currently gaining ground.’
    • ‘Also, the rate of linguistic change is not constant, and linguistic change cannot be quantified.’
    • ‘Linguists are now talking of the concept of a linguistic area and the whole of India is one such area.’
    • ‘After almost disappearing from the linguistic map, Galician is now alive and well.’
    • ‘It is not difficult to see why the semantic pole of the linguistic sign cannot be an entity in the real world.’
    • ‘The findings of this book have important implications for current linguistic theorizing.’
    • ‘Recall that culture too is a metaphor, a linguistic device which enables us to understand something else.’
    • ‘It is remarkable how nicely the linguistic metaphor fits the molecular world.’
    • ‘Slang is the linguistic equivalent of fashion and serves much the same purpose.’
    • ‘In fact, the speed of the decline has been one of the main findings of recent linguistic research.’
    • ‘Sometimes, with children who have special needs, linguistic abilities might be affected.’
    • ‘This means that there was not a linguistic divide between the slave holders and their slaves.’
    language-producing, semantic, lingual, semasiological
    rhetorical, verbal, poetic, expressive
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