a living language

a language that people still speak and use in their ordinary lives

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Living Language (publisher) — Living Language [http://www.livinglanguage.com] , an imprint of Random House, Inc., is a foreign language self study publisher. Living Language publishes a number of courses in languages such as French, German, Italian, Persian, Arabic, etc.… …   Wikipedia

  • living language — noun : a language in use as a vernacular any world language must be a living language Charlton Laird …   Useful english dictionary

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  • living language — noun a language which is still spoken in the contemporary period, as opposed to a dead language Ant: dead language, extinct language …   Wiktionary

  • (a) living language — a living language phrase a language that people still speak and use in their ordinary lives Thesaurus: types of language and general words for languagehypernym languageshyponym Main entry: living …   Useful english dictionary

  • living — [liv′iŋ] adj. 1. alive; having life; not dead 2. full of vigor; in active operation or use [a living institution] 3. of persons alive [within living memory] 4. in its natural state or place, or having its natural force, motion, etc. [hewn from… …   English World dictionary

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  • living — liv|ing1 [ lıvıŋ ] adjective count *** 1. ) usually before noun alive at the present time: He has no living relatives. She s arguably the sexiest living movie star. a ) the living all the people who are alive 2. ) only before noun living… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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