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linguistic

[ling-gwis-tik] /lɪŋˈgwɪs tɪk/
adjective
1.
of or belonging to language:
linguistic change.
2.
of or pertaining to linguistics.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; linguist + -ic
Related forms
linguistically, adverb
nonlinguistic, adjective
pseudolinguistic, adjective
pseudolinguistically, adverb
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  • On the other hand, anyone could see that they were far from being matched linguistically.
  • He would have met slope-browed, linguistically primitive people with a cranial capacity about two thirds of our own.
  • linguistically speaking, this is not an error, since it is a pronunciation of native speakers.
British Dictionary definitions for linguistically

linguistic

/lɪŋˈɡwɪstɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to language
2.
of or relating to linguistics
Derived Forms
linguistically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for linguistically

linguistic

adj.

1856, from French linguistique (1833); see linguist + -ic. The use of linguistic to mean "of or pertaining to language or languages" is "hardly justifiable etymologically," according to OED, but "has arisen because lingual suggests irrelevant associations." Related: linguistically.

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