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mul·ti·lin·gual

 (mŭl′tē-lĭng′gwəl, -tī-)
adj.
1. Of, including, or expressed in several languages: a multilingual dictionary.
2. Using or having the ability to use several languages: a multilingual translator.

mul′ti·lin′gual·ism n.

multilingualism

(ˌmʌltɪˈlɪŋɡwəlɪzəm)
n
(Languages) (of a country) the condition of being multilingual
Translations
monikielisyys
soknyelvűség
meertaligheid
flerspråklighet

multilingualism

[ˌmʌltɪˈlɪŋgwəlɪzəm] Nplurilingüismo m, multilingüismo m
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