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Making use of or written in one language only.


1. (Linguistics) of or relating to only one language
2. (Linguistics) chiefly Canadian knowing only one language
(Linguistics) chiefly Canadian a person who knows only one language
ˌuniˈlingualˌism n


(ˌyu nəˈlɪŋ gwəl)

using only one language; monolingual.
u`ni•lin′gual•ism, n.


[ˌjuːnɪˈlɪŋgwəl] ADJmonolingüe
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