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Definition of modern language noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

modern language

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌmɒdən ˈlæŋɡwɪdʒ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌmɑːdərn ˈlæŋɡwɪdʒ//
 
(especially British English)
 
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a language that is spoken or written now, especially a European language, such as French or Spanish, that you study at school, university or college the department of modern languages a degree in modern languages
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: modern language