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American English

n.
The English language as used in the United States.
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Amer′ican Eng′lish


n.
the English language as spoken and written in the U.S.
[1800–10, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.American English - the English language as used in the United StatesAmerican English - the English language as used in the United States
English, English language - an Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic branch; the official language of Britain and the United States and most of the commonwealth countries
AAVE, African American English, African American Vernacular English, Black English, Black English Vernacular, Black Vernacular, Black Vernacular English, Ebonics - a nonstandard form of American English characteristically spoken by African Americans in the United States
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Translations
americká angličtina
Amerikanisches Englisch
amerikanenglanti
anglais américain
amerikai angol
inglese americano
アメリカ英語米英語米語
amerikansk-engelsk
amerykański angielski
amerikansk engelska
Amerikan İngilizcesi
美國英語
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Finally, they use the American spelling of 'license' when it should be 'licence', a mistake unlikely to be made by TV Licensing, of all people.
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The first sign this is a rip-off comes in the heading which uses the American spelling of "Center" rather than the UK English "centre".
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358) instead of Harbor (in spite of the adoption of American spelling throughout this British Companion).
But it does explain why I was misinformed about the grossness of Britain's ketchup -- or catsup, which was the originally preferred American spelling -- before my travels there in 2010.
We changed these words in most cases to the American spelling to make it easier for the reader.
e very -rst Color Run was staged in the United States (as you might have guessed from the American spelling) in January 2012.
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The American slant and the occasional American spelling are the only negatives.

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