linguistic linguistic  /lɪŋɡ ˈwɪ stɪk/


  1. (adj) consisting of or related to language
  2. (adj) of or relating to the scientific study of language


  1. It was while waiting in line to buy soap at a grocery store that Newdow, a lifelong atheist born in the Bronx, began his linguistic crusade.
  2. Today's monoclonal linguistic culture is far from hypothetical.
  3. She says micro-writers crave linguistic variety.


  1. Germany Seeks a New Longest Word

    Call it linguistic precision engineering. The German language permits the creation of words of endless length, many of which refer to laws. Now the country has lost its longest official word following the repeal of a complex law regarding mad cow disease -- and is seeking a new one.        
    on June 8, 2013     Source: ABC News

  2. "All-mond" or "ah-mond"? The different use of English in the U.S.

    Maps illustrate results of linguistic survey that looks at how Americans pronounce words
    on June 8, 2013     Source: CBS News

  3. Denials in Surveillance Program Require Decoding

    Google, Facebook CEOs downplay ties to PRISM program as companies perform linguistic tango        
    on June 8, 2013     Source: ABC News

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