idiolect

[ id-ee-uh-lekt ]
/ ˈɪd i əˌlɛkt /

noun Linguistics.

a person's individual speech pattern.Compare dialect (def. 1).

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Origin of idiolect

1945–50; idio- + -lect, as in dialect
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British Dictionary definitions for idiolect

idiolect
/ (ˈɪdɪəˌlɛkt) /

noun

the variety or form of a language used by an individual

Derived forms of idiolect

idiolectal or idiolectic, adjective
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