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langue

[lahng] /lɑ̃g/
noun, French.
1.
the linguistic system shared by the members of a community (contrasted with parole).
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langue

/lɑːŋɡ/
noun
1.
(linguistics) language considered as an abstract system or a social institution, being the common possession of a speech community Compare parole (sense 5)
Word Origin
C19: from French: language
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