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unilingual

[ yoo-nuh-ling-gwuhl or, Canadian, -ling-gyoo-uhl ]
/ ˌyu nəˈlɪŋ gwəl or, Canadian, -ˈlɪŋ gyu əl /
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adjective
using only one language: a unilingual book.
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Origin of unilingual

First recorded in 1865–70; uni- + lingual

OTHER WORDS FROM unilingual

u·ni·lin·gual·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for unilingual

unilingual
/ (ˌjuːnɪˈlɪŋɡwəl) /

adjective
of or relating to only one language
mainly Canadian knowing only one language
noun
mainly Canadian a person who knows only one language

Derived forms of unilingual

unilingualism, noun
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