Definition of English noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    English

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    noun
    NAmE//ˈɪŋɡlɪʃ//
     
     
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] the language, originally of England, now spoken in many other countries and used as a language of international communication throughout the world She speaks good English. I need to improve my English. world Englishes
  2. 2[uncountable] English language or literature as a subject of study a degree in English English is my best subject.
  3. 3 the English [plural] the people of England (sometimes wrongly used to mean the British, including the Scots, the Welsh, and the Northern Irish)
  4. Idioms
    in plain English
     
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    simply and clearly expressed, without using technical language a document written in plain English If you could put it in plain English I might be able to understand.
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