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A multilingual direction sign at Hampton Court railway station.

EtymologyEdit

From multi- +‎ lingual.

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AdjectiveEdit

multilingual (comparative more multilingual, superlative most multilingual)

  1. Of, relating to, or involving multiple languages.
    Synonyms: multilanguage, multilinguistic, plurilingual
    • 2018, James Lambert, “A multitude of ‘lishes’: The nomenclature of hybridity”, in English World-Wide[1], page 9:
      In reality, the multidimensionality of language contact in multilingual environments ensures no such neat compartmentalisation.
  2. (Of a person) able to communicate in a number of languages.
    Antonyms: monolingual, unilingual
    Hyponyms: bilingual, trilingual

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multilingual (plural multilinguals)

  1. a polyglot