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speech community

noun, Linguistics
1.
the aggregate of all the people who use a given language or dialect.
2.
a group of people geographically distributed so that there is no break in intelligibility from place to place.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35
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British Dictionary definitions for speech communities

speech community

noun
1.
a community consisting of all the speakers of a particular language or dialect
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