Definition of ideal language in US English:

ideal language


  • 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.