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linguistics

lin·guis·tics

linguistics

 
pronunciation:
lIng gwI stihks
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part of speech: plural noun
definition: (used with a sing. verb) the scientific and historical study of the form and structure of human language.
His wrote a paper on military slang for his linguistics class.
Word Parts
The word linguistics contains the following parts:
lingu Latin root that means language, tongue
-ics Greek noun-forming suffix that means science, study, or practice of; properties of; practices pertaining to
synonyms:
-logy, -ology