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

 

diglossia

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//daɪˈɡlɒsiə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//daɪˈɡlɔːs//
 
, NAmE//daɪˈɡlɑːs//
 
[uncountable] (linguistics)
 
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a situation in which two languages or two forms of a language are used under different conditions in a community Word Origin 1950s: from Greek diglōssos ‘bilingual’, on the pattern of French diglossie.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: diglossia