foreign language

Main Entry:  foreign language
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  any language used in a country other than one's own; a language that is studied mostly for cultural insight
Example:  Spanish has been present longer than English, but since the majority of the population are native speakers of English, Spanish is often termed a foreign language.
Etymology:  1933
Usage:  also foreign-language, (adj.)'s 21st Century Lexicon
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