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artificial language

noun
1.
an invented language, as opposed to a hereditary one, intended for a special use, as in international communication, a secret society, or computer programming.
2.
code (def 11).
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65
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artificial language

noun
1.
an invented language, esp one intended as an international medium of communication or for use with computers Compare natural language
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