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restricted code

noun, Sociolinguistics.
a style of language use associated with informal situations, characterized by linguistic predictability and by its dependence on the external context and on the shared knowledge and experience of the participants for conveying meaning.
Compare code (def 11b), elaborated code.
Origin of restricted code
1960-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Both teachers and pupils have a restricted code of language usage.

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