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Language - definition(s)

Language -

      a.    Communication of thoughts and feelings through a system of arbitrary signals, such as voice sounds, gestures, or written symbols. 
      b.  Such a system including its rules for combining its components, such as words.
      c.  Such a system as used by a nation, people, or other distinct community; often contrasted with dialect.
      a.  A system of signs, symbols, gestures, or rules used in communicating: the language of algebra.
      b. Computer Science A system of symbols and rules used for communication with or between computers.
   3.  Body language; kinesics.
   4.  The special vocabulary and usages of a scientific, professional, or other group: "his total mastery of screen languagecamera placement, editingand his handling of actors" (Jack Kroll).
   5.  A characteristic style of speech or writing: Shakespearean language.
   6.  A particular manner of expression: profane language; persuasive language.
   7.  The manner or means of communication between living creatures other than humans: the language of dolphins.
   8.  Verbal communication as a subject of study.
   9.  The wording of a legal document or statute as distinct from the spirit.

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