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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:
1930–35

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speech community
 
n
a community consisting of all the speakers of a particular language or dialect

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