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 (mŭl′tē-lĭng′gwəl, -tī-)
1. Of, including, or expressed in several languages: a multilingual dictionary.
2. Using or having the ability to use several languages: a multilingual translator.

mul′ti·lin′gual·ism n.
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1. (Linguistics) able to speak more than two languages
2. (Linguistics) written or expressed in more than two languages. Compare bilingual, monolingual
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(ˌmʌl tiˈlɪŋ gwəl, ˌmʌl taɪ-)

1. using or able to speak several languages with some facility.
2. of or expressed in several or many languages
3. a multilingual person.
mul`ti•lin′gual•ly, adv.
mul`ti•lin′gual•ism, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.multilingual - using or knowing more than one language; "a multilingual translator"; "a multilingual nation"
monolingual - using or knowing only one language; "monolingual speakers"; "a monolingual dictionary"
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[ˌmʌltɪˈlɪŋgwəl] ADJplurilingüe
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multi-lingual [ˌmʌltiˈlɪŋgwəl] adj
[country] → multilingue, plurilingue
[person] → polyglotte
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[ˌmʌltɪ ˈlɪŋgwəl] adjmultilingue
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