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Speaking, writing, written in, or composed of several languages.
1. A person having a speaking, reading, or writing knowledge of several languages.
2. A book, especially a Bible, containing several versions of the same text in different languages.
3. A mixture or confusion of languages.
[French polyglotte, from Greek poluglōttos : polu-, poly- + glōtta, tongue, language.]
pol′y·glot′ism, pol′y·glot′tism n.
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the ability to use or to speak several languages. — polyglot, n., adj.See also: Language
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