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Definition of idiolect noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

idiolect

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈɪdiəlekt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪdiəlekt//
 
[countable, uncountable] (linguistics)
 
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the way that a particular person uses language compare dialect Word Origin 1940s: from idio- ‘own, personal’ + -lect as in dialect.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: idiolect