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English Tweet Definition of English Like Definition of English on Facebook
proper noun
  1. The English language, a language originating in England but now spoken in all parts of the British Isles, the Commonwealth of Nations, the United States of America, and other parts of the world.
is spoken here as an unofficial language and lingua franca.
  1. One"s ability to employ the English language.
My coworker has pretty good for a non-native speaker.
  1. Specific language or wording; a text or statements in speech, whether a translation or otherwise.
The technical details are correct, but the is not very clear.
  1. The English-language term or expression for something.
What"s the English for "  peu prs"?
  1. (collective plural) The people of England; Englishmen and Englishwomen.
The Scottish and have a history of conflict.
verb (English, es)
  1. (archaic) To render into English.
adjective
  1. English-language; of or pertaining to the English language.
  2. Of or pertaining to England or its people.
  3. Of or pertaining to the avoirdupois system of measure.
an ton
epsilon Tweet Definition of epsilon Like Definition of epsilon on Facebook
noun
  1. The name for the fifth letter of the Greek alphabet, ε or Ε, preceded by delta (", δ) and followed by zeta (Ζ, ζ).
  2. (context, phonetics) In International Phonetic Alphabet, IPA, the phonetic symbol that represents the w:open-mid front unrounded vowel, open-mid front unrounded vowel. Represented in SAMPA as E.
  3. (context, mathematics) An arbitrarily small quantity.
  4. (context, computing, colloquial) A negligible effect.
    • Yes, we have to convert all the symbol names to upper case at startup, but that"s .
Esperanto Tweet Definition of Esperanto Like Definition of Esperanto on Facebook
noun
  1. The name of an international auxiliary language designed by w:L. L. Zamenhof, L. L. Zamenhof with a base vocabulary inspired by Indo-European languages such as English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Russian, and having a streamlined grammar with completely regular conjugations, declensions, and inflections.
  2. (metaphorical) Anything that is used as a single international medium in place of plural distinct national media. Example: "The U.S. dollar is the Esperanto of currency."
etymology Tweet Definition of etymology Like Definition of etymology on Facebook
noun (etymologies)
  1. The study of the historical development of languages, particularly as manifested in individual words.
  2. An account of the origin and historical development of a word.
expression Tweet Definition of expression Like Definition of expression on Facebook
noun
  1. A particular way of phrase, phrasing an idea.
  2. A colloquialism or idiom.
The "break a leg!" should not be taken literally.
  1. A facial appearance usually associated with an emotion.
  2. (math) A set of symbols denoting values and operations performed on them.
  3. (biology) The process of translating a gene into a protein.
  4. (context, programming) A piece of code in a high-level language that returns a value.
  5. The process of expressing milk
expressive Tweet Definition of expressive Like Definition of expressive on Facebook
adjective
  1. Effectively conveying thought or feeling.
extended Tweet Definition of extended Like Definition of extended on Facebook
adjective
  1. longer in length or extension; elongated
  2. stretched out or pulled out; expanded
  3. lasting longer; protracted
  4. having a large scope or range; extensive
  5. (context, of a typeface) wider than usual
extraposition Tweet Definition of extraposition Like Definition of extraposition on Facebook
noun
  1. (linguistics) the movement of an element from its normal place to one at the end, or near the end, of a sentence

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