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From Old Portuguese lenguage, borrowed from Old Occitan lenguatge, from Vulgar Latin *linguāticum, from Classical Latin lingua.



linguagem f (plural linguagens)

  1. language (the general system or concept of communication using words, symbols or gestures)
  2. language (wording, choice of words; style)
  3. language (a particular language used by a group of people, spoken or written)
  4. jargon (language characteristic of a particular group)
  5. (computing) programming language

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While linguagem can have the meaning of língua it is often used to refer to language in more general terms, similar to the distinction of langage and langue in French.


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