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a. Using or able to use two languages, especially with equal or nearly equal fluency.
b. Using two languages in some proportion in order to facilitate learning by students who have a native proficiency in one language and are acquiring proficiency in the other: bilingual training; bilingual education.
2. Of, relating to, or expressed in two languages: a bilingual dictionary.
A person who uses or is able to use two languages, especially with equal fluency.

bi·lin′gual·ism n.
bi·lin′gual·ly adv.
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Adv.1.bilingually - in a bilingual manner; "she grew up bilingually"
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Parents who believe that they can influence the linguistic future of their children achieve best results in raising their children bilingually (De Houwer, 1999).
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The court also re-published the Law of Establishment of the Constitutional Court, also bilingually which was promulgated under Law Decree 27/2002 and amended Law Decree 38/2012, in its second edition.
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Research by the Welsh Language Commissioner's office shows that 70% of people in Wales agree that charities operating in Wales should market bilingually and this is part of a greater push by the charity to make sure more information and services is available in Welsh.
The bilingually presented poems in this collaborative translation depict an expansive scope of imagery ranging from the temporal to the tangible.
The content is segregated class-wise, bilingually and serves the sole aim to stimulate the learning of basic concepts and plays an important role in enhancing knowledge, developing desired thinking skills and bringing about the needed changes in learners' attitudes.
Thomas and her interviewing team are all members of a self-help group of parents raising children bilingually. The book is comprised of fifty interviews with adults who were raised in multilingual families.
"We were pleased to secure the support of the Welsh Language Board to improve our services to ensure businesses wishing to conduct their business in Welsh or bilingually are adequately equipped to do so."