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  • a system of words used to name things in a particular discipline
    • legal terminology
    • biological nomenclature
    • the language of sociology
  • the mental faculty or power of vocal communication
    • language sets homo sapiens apart from all other animals
  • the cognitive processes involved in producing and understanding linguistic communication
    • he didn't have the language to express his feelings
  • 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) communication by word of mouth
    • his speech was garbled
    • he uttered harsh language
    • he recorded the spoken language of the streets
  • 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
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