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A group of speakers, whether located in one area or scattered, who recognize the same language or dialect of a language as a standard.
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(Linguistics) a community consisting of all the speakers of a particular language or dialect
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the aggregate of all the people who use a given language or dialect.
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|Noun||1.||speech community - people sharing a given language or dialect|
community - a group of people living in a particular local area; "the team is drawn from all parts of the community"
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