the linguistic system shared by the members of a community (contrasted with ).
(linguistics) language considered as an abstract system or a social institution, being the common possession of a speech community Compare parole (sense 5)
[French lahng duh bœf] /French lɑ̃g də ˈbœf/ noun, plural langues de boeuf [French lahng duh bœf] /French lɑ̃g də ˈbœf/ (Show IPA) 1. .
- Langue de chat
/ˈlɑːŋ də ˈʃɑː/ noun 1. a flat sweet finger-shaped biscuit 2. a piece of chocolate having the same shape
[lahng-dawk] /lɑ̃gˈdɔk/ noun 1. a former province in S France. Capital: Toulouse. /French lɑ̃ɡdɔk/ noun 1. a former province of S France, lying between the foothills of the Pyrenees and the River Rhône: formed around the countship of Toulouse in the 13th century; important production of bulk wines 2. a wine from this region n. […]
/French lɑ̃ɡdɔkrusijɔ̃/ noun 1. a region of S France, on the Gulf of Lions: consists of the departments of Lozère, Gard, Hérault, Aude, and Pyrénées-Orientales; mainly mountainous with a coastal plain