[French fer-dee-nahn duh] /French fɛr diˈnɑ̃ də/ (Show IPA), 1857–1913, Swiss linguist.
Ferdinand de (fɛrdinɑ̃ də). 1857–1913, Swiss linguist. He pioneered structuralism in linguistics and the separation of scientific language description from historical philological studies
adjective 1. pertaining to or characteristic of the theories of Ferdinand de Saussure, especially the view that a language consists of a network of interrelated elements in contrast.
noun 1. a mineral aggregate of albite, zoisite, and other calcium aluminum silicates, formed by alteration of plagioclase feldspars in igneous rocks.
noun, verb, adjective 1. a Scot word for salt
[French soh duh bask] /French soʊ də ˈbask/ noun, plural sauts de basque [French soh duh bask] /French soʊ də ˈbask/ (Show IPA). Ballet. 1. a jump in which the dancer turns in the air while keeping the foot of one leg drawn up to the knee of the other.