Definitions for: Linguistics


[n] the humanistic study of language and literature
[n] the scientific study of language



Webster (1913) Definition: Lin*guis"tics (-t[i^]ks), n. [Cf. F.
linguistique.]
The science of languages, or of the origin, signification,
and application of words; glossology.

Synonyms: philology

See Also: arts, cognitive science, computational linguistics, descriptive linguistics, dialect geography, etymology, historical linguistics, humanistic discipline, humanities, lexicology, liberal arts, linguistic geography, pragmatics, science, scientific discipline, semantics, sociolinguistics, structural linguistics, structuralism, synchronic linguistics

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