from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to language or linguistics.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or relating to language.
  • adj. Of or relating to linguistics.
  • adj. Relating to a computer language.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to language; relating to linguistics, or to the affinities of languages.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to language, or to the study of languages: as, linguistic knowledge.
  • n. Same as linguistics.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. consisting of or related to language
  • adj. of or relating to the scientific study of language


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