- an interlanguage.
- (initial capital letter) an artificial language developed between 1924 and 1951, based primarily upon the Romance languages, and intended mainly as a common international language for scientists.
Origin of interlingua
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I sent another query, but the reply was abrupt and told nothing except that Interlingua was of “old knowledge.”
That made some sort of sense, but I was intrigued by the reference to Interlingua as a trade language.
- (usually capital) an artificial language based on words common to English and the Romance languages
- any artificial language used to represent the meaning of natural languages, as for purposes of machine translation
Word Origin for interlingua
C20: from Italian, from inter- + lingua language
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