monolingualism


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mon·o·lin·gual

 (mŏn′ə-lĭng′gwəl)
adj.
Using or knowing only one language.

mon′o·lin′gual n.
mon′o·lin′gual·ism n.
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monolingualism

(ˌmɒnəʊˈlɪŋɡwəlɪzəm)
n
(Languages) the state of understanding or having the knowledge to speak or write in only one language
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monolingualism

[ˌmɒnəʊˈlɪŋgwəlɪzəm] Nmonolingüismo m
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