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



BrE BrE//lɪŋˈɡwɪstɪks//
; NAmE NAmE//lɪŋˈɡwɪstɪks//
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the scientific study of language or of particular languages a course in applied linguistics More Like This Uncountable nouns ending in –ics athletics, ballistics, civics, cybernetics, genetics, geophysics, gymnastics, linguistics, optics, orthodontics, orthopaedics, phonetics, phonics, physics, semantics, semiotics, stylistics, thermodynamicsSee worksheet.
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