bilingualism
noun Date: 1873 1. the ability to speak two languages 2. the frequent use (as by a community) of two languages 3. the political or institutional recognition of two languages

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Bilingualism — Bi*lin gual*ism, n. Quality of being bilingual. [1913 Webster] The bilingualism of King s English. Earle. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bilingualism — (n.) 1873, from BILINGUAL (Cf. bilingual) + ISM (Cf. ism) …   Etymology dictionary

  • bilingualism — /buy ling gweuh liz euhm/ or, Can., / ling gyooh euh /, n. 1. the ability to speak two languages fluently. 2. the habitual use of two languages. 3. Canadian. a government supported program encouraging all citizens to acquire a knowledge of both… …   Universalium

  • bilingualism — [[t]baɪlɪ̱ŋgwəlɪzəm[/t]] N UNCOUNT Bilingualism is the ability to speak two languages equally well …   English dictionary

  • bilingualism — bilingual ► ADJECTIVE 1) speaking two languages fluently. 2) expressed in or using two languages. DERIVATIVES bilingualism noun …   English terms dictionary

  • bilingualism — См. bilinguismo …   Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

  • bilingualism — noun The condition of being bilingual; the ability to speak two languages. See Also: monolingualism, trilingualism, multilingualism …   Wiktionary

  • bilingualism — n. command of two languages, equal ability in two languages; government policy of having two national languages …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bilingualism — bi·lin·gual·ism …   English syllables

  • bilingualism — See: bilingual …   English dictionary

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