Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun language

6 senses of language

Sense 1
language, linguistic communication -- (a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols; "he taught foreign languages"; "the language introduced is standard throughout the text"; "the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written")
       => communication -- (something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups)

Sense 2
speech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, language, voice communication, oral communication -- ((language) communication by word of mouth; "his speech was garbled"; "he uttered harsh language"; "he recorded the spoken language of the streets")
       => auditory communication -- (communication that relies on hearing)

Sense 3
lyric, words, language -- (the text of a popular song or musical-comedy number; "his compositions always started with the lyrics"; "he wrote both words and music"; "the song uses colloquial language")
       => text, textual matter -- (the words of something written; "there were more than a thousand words of text"; "they handed out the printed text of the mayor's speech"; "he wants to reconstruct the original text")

Sense 4
linguistic process, language -- (the cognitive processes involved in producing and understanding linguistic communication; "he didn't have the language to express his feelings")
       => higher cognitive process -- (cognitive processes that presuppose the availability of knowledge and put it to use)

Sense 5
language, speech -- (the mental faculty or power of vocal communication; "language sets homo sapiens apart from all other animals")
       => faculty, mental faculty, module -- (one of the inherent cognitive or perceptual powers of the mind)

Sense 6
terminology, nomenclature, language -- (a system of words used to name things in a particular discipline; "legal terminology"; "biological nomenclature"; "the language of sociology")
       => word -- (a unit of language that native speakers can identify; "words are the blocks from which sentences are made"; "he hardly said ten words all morning")

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