linguistic [ling-gwis-tik] ExamplesWord Originadjective
- of or belonging to language: linguistic change.
- of or relating to linguistics.
Origin of linguistic First recorded in 1830–40; linguist + -ic Related formslin·guis·ti·cal·ly, adverbnon·lin·guis·tic, adjectivepseu·do·lin·guis·tic, adjectivepseu·do·lin·guis·ti·cal·ly, adverb Related Words for linguistic grammatical, lingual, dialectal, phonetic, etymological, lexical, morphological, phonemic, phonological, syntactical Examples from the Web for linguistic Contemporary Examples of linguistic
It is a linguistic wish for the same kind of campaign that catapulted Barack Obama forward from the caucuses.
Ana Marie Cox
September 15, 2014
And this linguistic difference means concrete battles over autism.
June 13, 2014
Here in Odessa, the conflict has nothing to do with a linguistic divide.
May 19, 2014
Nugent’s recent slur against Obama is just one among many of the raging, aging rock star’s linguistic stylings.
February 19, 2014
He also pointed out that such unfortunate language “belongs to the linguistic repertoire of all political sides.”
November 6, 2013
Historical Examples of linguistic
But on linguistic p. 6grounds, this extreme antiquity cannot be maintained.
“Saving my linguistic face,” he thought suddenly, and laughed again.
At no period of Belgian history did any division follow the linguistic frontier.
It has linguistic interest, the interest of origins, but no more.
Linguistic revivals have, in fact, been well-nigh universal.
Robert E. Park
British Dictionary definitions for linguistic linguistic adjective
- of or relating to language
- of or relating to linguistics
Derived Formslinguistically, adverb Word Origin and History for linguistic 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.