lect

[ lekt ]
/ lɛkt /

noun Linguistics.

a distinct variety of a language, as a standard variety or a nonstandard regional dialect: Without a central academy to govern usage, Standard English accepts more variation in grammar and lexicon than the standard lects of other languages.

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Origin of lect

First recorded in 1970–75; (dia)lect

Definition for lect (2 of 2)

lect.

abbreviation

lecture.
lecturer.
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