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metalinguistic

[met-uh-ling-gwis-tik] /ˌmɛt ə lɪŋˈgwɪs tɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to metalinguistics or a metalanguage.
Origin of metalinguistic
1940-1945
First recorded in 1940-45; meta- + linguistic
Related forms
metalinguistically, adverb
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