artificial language

noun
a language that is deliberately created for a specific purpose
Ant: ↑natural language
Hypernyms: ↑language, ↑linguistic communication
Hyponyms:

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noun
: a language devised by an individual or a small group of individuals and proposed for an international language or for some more specific purpose (as aptitude testing) but not functioning as the native speech of its users — compare natural language

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1. an invented language, as opposed to a hereditary one, intended for a special use, as in international communication, a secret society, or computer programming.
2. code (def. 11).
[1860-65]

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artificial language noun
An invented language functioning not as the native speech of its users but as a computer language or means of international communication
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Main Entry:artificial

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ˌartificial ˈlanguage 7 [artificial language] noun
a language invented for international communication or for use with computers

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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