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Making use of or written in one language only.
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1. (Linguistics) of or relating to only one language
2. (Linguistics) chiefly Canadian knowing only one language
(Linguistics) chiefly Canadian a person who knows only one language
ˌuniˈlingualˌism n
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(ˌyu nəˈlɪŋ gwəl)

using only one language; monolingual.
u`ni•lin′gual•ism, n.
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[ˌjuːnɪˈlɪŋgwəl] ADJmonolingüe
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213-34, appendix 1)--she concludes that those models with unilingual Akkadian texts are to be dated to between 1560 and 1450 b.c.e.