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private language

noun
1.
(philosophy) a language that is not merely secret or accidentally limited to one user, but that cannot in principle be communicated to another
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  • It has a special world and a private language all to itself.

    Over the Teacups Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • Not until I heard their private language after it was all over did I realize they were not enjoying the occasion thoroughly.

    Gold Stewart White
  • In their private language, Redbird said that for a long time she had not understood what it meant to be a shaman.

    Shaman Robert Shea

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