• Definition
    • language :a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols
      • he taught foreign languages|the language introduced is standard throughout the text|the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written

    • language :(language) communication by word of mouth
      • his speech was garbled|he uttered harsh language|he recorded the spoken language of the streets

    • language :the text of a popular song or musical-comedy number
      • his compositions always started with the lyrics|he wrote both words and music|the song uses colloquial language

    • language :the cognitive processes involved in producing and understanding linguistic communication
      • he didn't have the language to express his feelings

    • language :the mental faculty or power of vocal communication
      • language sets homo sapiens apart from all other animals

    • language :a system of words used to name things in a particular discipline
      • legal terminology|biological nomenclature|the language of sociology