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bilingualism

[bahy-ling-gwuh-liz-uh m or, Canadian, -ling-gyoo-uh-] /baɪˈlɪŋ gwəˌlɪz əm or, Canadian, -ˈlɪŋ gyu ə-/
noun
1.
the ability to speak two languages fluently.
2.
the habitual use of two languages.
3.
Canadian. a government-supported program encouraging all citizens to acquire a knowledge of both English and French.
Also, bilinguality
[bahy-ling-gwal-i-tee or, Canadian, -ling-gyoo-al-] /ˌbaɪ lɪŋˈgwæl ɪ ti or, Canadian, -lɪŋ gyuˈæl-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; bilingual + -ism
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Word Origin and History for bilinguality

bilingualism

n.

1873, from bilingual + -ism.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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