sublanguage

[ suhb-lang-gwij ]
/ ˈsʌbˌlæŋ gwɪdʒ /

noun

a subvariety of language used in a particular field or by a particular social group and characterized especially by distinctive vocabulary.

Nearby words

  1. subjugation,
  2. subjugator,
  3. subjunction,
  4. subjunctive,
  5. subkingdom,
  6. sublapsarian,
  7. sublapsarianism,
  8. sublate,
  9. sublation,
  10. sublattice

Origin of sublanguage

First recorded in 1930–35; sub- + language

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