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WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. the scientific study of language the humanistic study of language and literature [syn: philology ]

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Linguistics \Lin*guis"tics\ (l[i^ ng]*gw[i^]s"t[i^]ks), n. [Cf. F. linguistique.] The science of languages, or of the origin, signification, and application of words; glossology.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noun COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS ■ ADJECTIVE applied ▪ Since then, there has been a steady output of research within this branch of applied linguistics . ▪ If applied linguistics is left exclusively to an elite band of researchers, then the whole object of ...

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"the science of languages," 1847; see linguistic ; also see -ics .

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. The scientific study of language.

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
Linguistics is the scientific study of language , specifically language form , language meaning , and language in context. The earliest activities in the description of language have been attributed to the 4th century BCE Indian grammarian Pāṇini , who ...

Usage examples of linguistics.

A good sales clerk is an interdisciplinary scholar, a student of history, psychology, sociology, linguistics, aesthetics, and marketing.

But nowhere else, unless it be later in the nineteenth century among Darwinian anthropologists and phrenologists, was it made the basis of a scientific subject matter as it was in comparative linguistics or philology.

Personnel who had been assigned on priority to Linguistics duty-or, alternately, to looking for mehave returned to the business of scientific research into the extremely strange evolutionary patterns and history of 1212 Muscae IV.

Harold Smith, cultural linguistics, was objecting loudly and polysyllabically, stressing the risk of hackers changing grades.

The modern field of cognitive science has come to include a diverse range of disciplines, including the neurosciences, artificial intelligence, philosophy of mind, psychology, linguistics, quantum theory, and evolutionary theory.

Nor did she have any notion of the relative status of learned scholars to starship mechanics, though she was inclined to think that, on the basis of practical abilities, the mechanic stood several orders above a mere professor of linguistics.

And there are some exceptionally competent anthropologists here who have done work on kinship systems in cultures all over the world, from the point of view of linguistics and from the point of view of cognition.

He stood up, and stood thinking about nouns and whether kyo linguistics exactly had tense—now and then were remarkably confusable, or they were simplifying for the foreigners, or using a trade tongue: contact with outsiders seemed to have a formula, among them, and since they tended to swallow what they met, thinking it the proper way to do things, there was a little danger in letting kyo fall into formula at all.

He glanced over his shoulder, seeing the two other cars following with the remainder of the GT team - a girl from Rex Foster-Stern's Projects and Planning Dept, an expert in African linguistics specially recruited for the visit, and two economist-accountants from Hamilcar Waterford's personal advisory group.

He had earned a doctorate in linguistics, the science of language, but he also had a deep background in computer languages and in digitalization theory, whatever that might be.

By a method termed glottochronology, based on calculations of how rapidly words tend to change over historical time, comparative linguistics can even yield estimated dates for domestications or crop arrivals.

The official bodies included the Advisories of Defense, Intelligence, Science, Religion, and so forth, as well as the Native Matters Advisory with its four subordinate panels: Ancient Monuments, Linguistics, Interspecies Relations, and Advanced Studies.

No doubt I'd find a gray or ebony version of my girlfriend inside, swathed in the robes of a virtuality chador, laboring to fulfill some academic requirement in her latest major maybe Bantu Linguistics or Chinese Military History -- I couldn't follow the way her interests kept swerving, like a hundred million other permanent students on this continent alone.

So Van doesn't get anything out of it except some exercise in comparative linguistics and a case of indigestion the next day.

He would slip into our hands tempting baubles taken from etymology and comparative linguistics, and enjoyed seeing us grab them and come to grief.