language language  /ˈlæŋɡ wədʒ/


  1. (n) (language) communication by word of mouth
  2. (n) the text of a popular song or musical-comedy number
  3. (n) the cognitive processes involved in producing and understanding linguistic communication
  4. (n) the mental faculty or power of vocal communication
  5. (n) a system of words used to name things in a particular discipline
  6. (n) a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols


  1. In the first flush of nationalism, India declared in its 1949 constitution that Hindi would become the national language by 1965.
  2. Man has long dreamed of an international language, but attempts to promote one have always failed, probably because no country wants to abandon its traditional tongue.
  3. The storm began to blow when a parliamentary decree was enacted making Hindi the nation's official language.


  1. Language Fair winners

    Hutchison World Language scholars had a tremendously successful weekend at the 2013 University of Memphis Foreign Language Fair. More than 1,000 students from 22 schools participated in competitions and other language- and culture-related events. Hutchison participants claimed fourteen first place honors, six second place medals, and five third place awards. In Chinese, Hutchison girls won first ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Memphis Commercial Appeal

  2. Language in state budget assures meetings between Caltrans, bird groups

    Language in the state budget package prevents Caltrans from working on the Marin-Sonoma Narrows Highway 101 project during next year's bird migration season before its representatives discuss “exclusionary measures” to protect birds.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

  3. Language Access Network Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Language Access Network ("LAN" or the "Company") the industry leader in trusted healthcare communications is celebrating its 10th anniversary. As one of the original ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: GlobeNewswire via Yahoo! Finance

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  1. Dr Rogge told the VRT television station from his native Belgium: "If you know China, you know that mounting the barricades and using tough language will have the opposite effect. China will close itself off from the rest of the world, which, don't...
    on Apr 9, 2008 By: Jacques Rogge Source: South China Morning Post (subscription)

  2. "I think it's language that's reflective of George Bush. We have had a foreign policy of bluster and saber rattling," Obama said of Clinton's threat to "totally obliterate" Iran if it attacked Israel.
    on May 4, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Reuters UK

  3. "In this day and age, I think it's important to show the referees some respect," England captain Steven Gerrard said Thursday. "You don't use any language, because then you'll be booked and the whole team suffers. You don't want to fall into...
    on Jun 10, 2010 By: Steven Gerrard Source: ABC News

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