Definition of Linguistics

1. Noun. The scientific study of language.

Examples of category: Linguistic Performance, Tone, Complementary Distribution, Complementation, Linguistic Competence, Feature, Feature Of Speech, Grammar, Descriptive Grammar, Prescriptive Grammar, Phrase Structure, Sentence Structure, Syntax, Syntax, Generative Grammar, Phonemics, Phonology, Descriptivism, Prescriptivism, Derivative, Descriptor, Form, Signifier, Word Form, Base, Radical, Root, Root Word, Stem, Theme, Participant Role, Semantic Role, Postposition, Preposition, Topicalization, Morphophoneme, Phoneme, Allophone, Linguistic Rule, Rule, Linguistic Universal, Universal, Sign, Phylum, Aphaeresis, Apheresis, Linguistic Process, Voice, Obscure, Reduce, Etymologise, Etymologize, Topicalize, Geminate, Reduplicate, Analytic, Uninflected, Synthetic, Animate, Inanimate, Cacuminal, Retroflex, Inflected, Uninflected, Early, Old, Middle, Late, Modern, New, New, Cognate, Received, Standard, Acceptable, Nonstandard, Bad, Unacceptable, Unaccepted, Suprasegmental, Segmental, Autosemantic, Synsemantic, Radical, Polyphonic, Homophonous, Ablative, Aspectual, Prepositional, Vocative
Generic synonyms: Science, Scientific Discipline
Group relationships: Cognitive Science
Specialized synonyms: Computational Linguistics, Dialect Geography, Linguistic Geography, Etymology, Diachronic Linguistics, Diachrony, Historical Linguistics, Neurolinguistics, Pragmatics, Semantics, Sociolinguistics, Structural Linguistics, Structuralism, Synchronic Linguistics, Descriptive Linguistics, Prescriptive Linguistics
Derivative terms: Linguist, Linguistic

2. Noun. The humanistic study of language and literature.
Exact synonyms: Philology
Generic synonyms: Arts, Humanistic Discipline, Humanities, Liberal Arts
Specialized synonyms: Dialectology, Lexicology
Derivative terms: Linguist, Linguistic, Philological, Philologist

Definition of Linguistics

1. n. The science of languages, or of the origin, signification, and application of words; glossology.

Definition of Linguistics

1. Noun. The scientific study of language. ¹

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Definition of Linguistics

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Medical Definition of Linguistics

1. The science of languages, or of the origin, signification, and application of words; glossology. Origin: Cf. F. Linguistique. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Linguistics

linguistic context
linguistic geography
linguistic process
linguistic profiling
linguistic relation
linguistic rule
linguistic scientist
linguistic string
linguistic turn
linguistic unit
linguistics (current term)
linguistics department
lingula cerebelli
lingula mandibulae
lingula of cerebellum
lingula of left lung
lingula of mandible
lingula pulmonis sinistri
lingula sphenoidalis
lingular branch

Literary usage of Linguistics

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society by American Antiquarian Society (1885)
"FRENCH FABRICATIONS OR BLUNDERS IN AMERICAN linguistics. BY HENRY \V. HAYNES. OUR associate, Dr. Daniel G. Brinton, in the American Antiquarian for March, ..."

2. The English Journal by National Council of Teachers of English (1919)
"linguistics AS A REQUIRED SUBJECT IN COLLEGE AND IN HIGH SCHOOL ELLA HEATON POPE High School, Springfield, Massachusetts The purpose in making linguistics a ..."

3. Lectures on the English Language by George Perkins Marsh (1887)
"In linguistics, on the other hand, language itself, as one of the great ... Every philology is the physiology of a species in language ; linguistics, ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Only general works on American ethnography and linguistics can find place hero. The literature on these subjects embodied in monograph» (indu place in the ..."

5. The Journal of English and Germanic Philology by Ill.) University of Illinois (Urbana (1907)
"Pure linguistics have the same relation to applied linguistics, be the appliance ... Scientific linguistics help us to better understand and apply our ..."

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