communicative competence

noun Linguistics.

a speaker's internalized knowledge both of the grammatical rules of a language and of the rules for appropriate use in social contexts.

Nearby words

  1. communication engineering,
  2. communication interface,
  3. communication theory,
  4. communications satellite,
  5. communicative,
  6. communicator,
  7. communicology,
  8. communion,
  9. communion cloth,
  10. communion cup Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019