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natural language

a language used as a native tongue by a group of speakers.
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1875-80 Unabridged
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natural language

a language that has evolved naturally as a means of communication among people Compare artificial language, formal language
languages of this kind considered collectively
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natural language in Technology
A language spoken or written by humans, as opposed to a language use to program or communicate with computers. Natural language understanding is one of the hardest problems of artificial intelligence due to the complexity, irregularity and diversity of human language and the philosophical problems of meaning.
See also Pleuk grammar development system, proof.
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