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

 

second language acquisition

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌsekənd ˈlæŋɡwɪdʒ ækwɪzɪʃn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsekənd ˈlæŋɡwɪdʒ ækwɪzɪʃn//
 
[uncountable] (abbreviation SLA) (linguistics)
 
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the learning of a second language
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: second language acquisition