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extralinguistic

[ ek-struh-ling-gwis-tik ]
/ ˌɛk strə lɪŋˈgwɪs tɪk /
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adjective

not included within the realm of language or linguistics.

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Origin of extralinguistic

First recorded in 1925–30; extra- + linguistic

OTHER WORDS FROM extralinguistic

ex·tra·lin·guis·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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