artificial language


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artificial language

n.
An invented language based on a set of prescribed rules and developed for a specific purpose, such as international communication or computer programming.

artificial language

n
1. (Linguistics) an invented language, esp one intended as an international medium of communication or for use with computers. Compare natural language
2. (Computer Science) an invented language, esp one intended as an international medium of communication or for use with computers. Compare natural language

ar′tifi′cial lan′guage


n.
an invented language intended for a special use, as in international communication or computer programming.
[1860–65]

artificial language

- An invented language, as opposed to a hereditary one, intended for a special use, as in international communication, a secret society, or computer programming.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.artificial language - a language that is deliberately created for a specific purposeartificial language - a language that is deliberately created for a specific purpose
language, linguistic communication - a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols; "he taught foreign languages"; "the language introduced is standard throughout the text"; "the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written"
Antido - an artificial language related to Ido
Arulo - an artificial language intended for international use as an auxiliary language
Basic English - a simplified form of English proposed for use as an auxiliary language for international communication; devised by C. K. Ogden and I. A. Richards
Blaia Zimondal - an artificial language
Esperantido - an artificial language based on Esperanto and Ido
Esperanto - an artificial language based as far as possible on words common to all the European languages
Europan - an artificial language proposed as an auxiliary European language
Idiom Neutral - an artificial language proposed for use as an auxiliary international language; based on Volapuk but with a vocabulary selected on the basis of the maximum internationality of the roots
Interlingua - an artificial language proposed for use as an auxiliary international language; based on words common to English and the Romance languages
Ido - an artificial language that is a revision and simplification of Esperanto
Latinesce - an artificial language based on Latin
Latino - an artificial language based on words common to the Romance languages
Lingualumina - an artificial language
Lingvo Kosmopolita - an artificial language
Monario - an artificial language
Nov-Esperanto - an artificial language based on Esperanto
Novial - an artificial language
Nov-Latin - an artificial language based on Latin
Occidental - an artificial language
Optez - an artificial language
Pasigraphy - an artificial international language using characters (as mathematical symbols) instead of words to express ideas
Ro - an artificial language for international use that rejects all existing words and is based instead on an abstract analysis of ideas
Romanal - an artificial language
Solresol - an artificial language
Volapuk - one of the first artificial language constructed for use as an auxiliary international language; based largely on English but with some German and French and Latin roots
programing language, programming language - (computer science) a language designed for programming computers
pidgin - an artificial language used for trade between speakers of different languages
natural language, tongue - a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language
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Washington, July 22 ( ANI ): A new study has revealed that the harder adults try to learn an artificial language, the worse they are at deciphering the language's morphology, the structure and deployment of linguistic units such as root words, suffixes, and prefixes.
The translation of The Lord of the Rings into the artificial language occurred between 1995 and 1997, with La hobito, au tien kaj reen appearing in 2000.
The book describes the development of technologies necessary for large-scale artificial language evolution experiments, such as a new formalism for grammar, which can be used for studying language as an evolving complex adaptive system; a formalism for embodied cognitive semantics, which can be embedded in artificial robotic agents; and a humanoid robot platform for carrying out language games and experiments.
Communication between distinct cultures is possible, Leibniz thought, through a universal artificial language to complement the natural languages of the world.
Although most people knew that Esperanto was an artificial language developed to allow the different nationalities to communicate without feeling they were being in anyway unpatriotic by learning the language of a rival country, very few people had ever actually heard it, let alone seen it written down.
An artificial language would help to correct this problem by proving an "exact map of the order of things, and of thought" (2).
Dr Lazarus Zamenhof invented the artificial language Esperanto in 1878.
Recruiters will be looking for candidates who can successfully undergo a rigorous screening process, which includes a written examination, structured interview, foreign language proficiency or artificial language test, medical examination and drug test, a physical fitness test, as well as a national security background investigation.
Thus, he finds a middle ground, as it were, between Quintillian's prescription of corporeal punishment to teach an artificial language, and Augustine's rejection of beatings in favor of the vernacular.
Ladino is an archaic and artificial language which has been a vehicle [for] bringing the Bible, the prayers, and all the compositions which were more or less ritualistic to the ordinary Spanish-speaking Jew.
There are no jobs for Klingon interpreters in Oregon's Multnomah County, where health officials added Klingon--an artificial language created for furrow-browed "Star Trek" aliens--to a list of over 50 tongues spoken by mental health patients.
A new study suggests that adults can exploit patterns in an artificial language to discern novel nonsense words in a stream of syllables, but use a different mental computation to discover rules governing the construction of those words.