Linguistically



[ling-gwis-tik]

adjective
1.
of or belonging to language:
linguistic change.
2.
of or relating to .
/lɪŋˈɡwɪstɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to language
2.
of or relating to linguistics
adj.

1856, from French linguistique (1833); see linguist + -ic. The use of linguistic to mean “of or pertaining to language or languages” is “hardly justifiable etymologically,” according to OED, but “has arisen because lingual suggests irrelevant associations.” Related: linguistically.

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