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idiolect

[id-ee-uh-lekt] /ˈɪd i əˌlɛkt/
noun, Linguistics
1.
a person's individual speech pattern.
Compare dialect (def 1).
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; idio- + -lect, as in dialect
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British Dictionary definitions for idiolect

idiolect

/ˈɪdɪəˌlɛkt/
noun
1.
the variety or form of a language used by an individual
Derived Forms
idiolectal, idiolectic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for idiolect
n.

1948, from idio- + second element abstracted from dialect.

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