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of or belonging to language:
linguistic change.
of or relating to .
of or relating to language
of or relating to linguistics

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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