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An invented language based on a set of prescribed rules and developed for a specific purpose, such as international communication or computer programming.
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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
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an invented language intended for a special use, as in international communication or computer programming.
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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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|Noun||1.||artificial 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
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