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Definition of lingua franca noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

lingua franca

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌlɪŋɡwə ˈfræŋkə//
 
[usually singular] (linguistics)
 
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a shared language of communication used between people whose main languages are different English has become a lingua franca in many parts of the world.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: lingua franca