linguistic

[ ling-gwis-tik ]SEE DEFINITION OF linguistic
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LINGUISTIC

But on linguistic p. 6grounds, this extreme antiquity cannot be maintained.

"Saving my linguistic face," he thought suddenly, and laughed again.

At no period of Belgian history did any division follow the linguistic frontier.

It has linguistic interest, the interest of origins, but no more.

Linguistic revivals have, in fact, been well-nigh universal.

Letty forced herself to accept the linguistic standard of the world.

These archaic words are very interesting from a linguistic point of view.

Some of them will be found in the linguistic account connected with my journey.

Linguistic talent is another essential, and especially so in Japan.

Gibbs scratched his head and summoned his linguistic attainments to his aid.

WORD ORIGIN

1856, from French linguistique (1833); see linguist + -ic. The use of linguistic to mean "of or pertaining to language or languages" is "hardly justifiable etymologically," according to OED, but "has arisen because lingual suggests irrelevant associations." Related: linguistically.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR LINGUISTIC

grammatical

adjectivepertaining to syntax
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