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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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Examples for linguistically
  • 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
1856; see linguist. 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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