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language  

  ( languages    plural  )
1       n-count   A language is a system of communication which consists of a set of sounds and written symbols which are used by the people of a particular country or region for talking or writing.  
...the English language..., Students are expected to master a second language...     
2       n-uncount   Language is the use of a system of communication which consists of a set of sounds or written symbols.  
Students examined how children acquire language...     
3       n-uncount   You can refer to the words used in connection with a particular subject as thelanguageof that subject.  
the N of n, supp N  
...the language of business.     
4       n-uncount   You can refer to someone's use of rude words or swearing as bad language when you find it offensive.  
adj N, poss N  
Television companies tend to censor bad language in feature films..., There's a girl gonna be in the club, so you guys watch your language.     
5       n-uncount   The language of a piece of writing or speech is the style in which it is written or spoken.  
with supp  
...a booklet summarising it in plain language..., The tone of his language was diplomatic and polite...     
6       n-var   You can use language to refer to various means of communication involving recognizable symbols, non-verbal sounds, or actions.  
supp N, N of n  
Some sign languages are very sophisticated means of communication., ...the digital language of computers.     


body language      , body-language  
Your body language is the way in which you show your feelings or thoughts to other people by means of the position or movements of your body, rather than with words.      n-uncount  
first language        ( first languages    plural  ) Someone's first language is the language that they learned first and speak best; used especially when someone speaks more than one language.      n-count  
language laboratory        ( language laboratories    plural  ) A language laboratory is a classroom equipped with tape recorders or computers where people can practise listening to and talking foreign languages.      n-count  
second language        ( second languages    plural  ) Someone's second language is a language which is not their native language but which they use at work or at school.      n-count  
Lucy teaches English as a second language...     
sign language        ( sign languages    plural  ) Sign language is movements of your hands and arms used to communicate. There are several official systems of sign language, used for example by deaf people. Movements are also sometimes invented by people when they want to communicate with someone who does not speak the same language.      n-var  
Her son used sign language to tell her what happened.     
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
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n.
gender
n.
specific language used in the Pentagon
n.
device that holds a book while reading it
n.
The acquisition of a startup primarily for the team and talent, rather than for the technology or product.
v.
to localize a website is to translate it in the local language of the ones who will read it.
id.
the phrase is uttered in an attempt to excuse the user of profanity or curses in the presence of those offended by it under the pretense of the words being part of a foreign language
Syn.: excuse my French
n.
device combining the features of a smartphone and a tablet, with a size in the middle
[Bus.];[Comp.] like Samsung Galaxy Note
o.
The electronic contents generated by electronic device or system in form of electronic form or as printed output excluding the computer system files are called e-documents
[Tech.];[Leg.] electronic contents
n.
someone who, most of the time, carries a device enabling him to capture his day-by-day experiences (such as a photo camera, mobile phone etc.)
adj.
1. [Comp.] a device that once plugged in is automatically recognized by the system and launches the expected process without any action on the user's side; 2. [Bus.] a new employee who is able to start work without too much induction and training
[Comp.];[Bus.] can be used as both noun and adjective: plug and play device; plug and play employee or simply plug and play (noun)
n.
computation device whose processing power is derived from the application of quantum physics phenomena
[Tech.]
n.
classical African concept, humanist phylosophy focusing on people`s interrelations. It is originary from Bantu languages.
"I am what I am because of who we all are" , "Live consciuosly" are sayings belonging to this phylosophy
n.
network-based services that makes information available from multiple electronic devices by linking it to an account
[Tech.]
n.
a person who accesses the Internet from multiple devices (computer, tablet, mobile phone...)

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