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noun, Linguistics.
a speech community that is completely surrounded by another, usually larger, speech community.


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    adjective 1. temporarily deprived of speech by strong emotion, physical weakness, exhaustion, etc.: speechless with alarm. 2. characterized by absence or loss of speech: speechless joy. 3. lacking the faculty of speech; dumb. 4. not expressed in speech or words: speechless compliments. 5. refraining from speech. adjective 1. not able to speak 2. temporarily deprived […]

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    noun 1. a person who delivers speeches.

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    noun 1. the scientific study and treatment of defects, disorders, and malfunctions of speech and voice, as stuttering, lisping, or lalling, and of language disturbances, as aphasia or delayed language acquisition. speech pathology n. The science concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of functional and organic speech defects and disorders.

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