any meaningful unit of speech, as a sentence, phrase, word, morpheme, or suffix.
- Linguistic borrowing
noun 1. another name for loan word
noun 1. . noun 1. an atlas showing the distribution of distinctive linguistic features of languages or dialects
noun, Linguistics. 1. a geographical area in which several languages sharing common features are spoken.
- Linux documentation project
project (LDP) A team of volunteers developing documentation for the Linux operating system. The LDP aims to handle all of the issues of Linux documentation, ranging from on-line documentation to printed manuals, covering topics such as installing, using, and running Linux. The LDP has no central organisation; anyone can join in. (http://metalab.unc.edu/LDP/). (1999-06-10)