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Native Language: The first language or the preferred language of any particular speaker.
Second Language: In addition to a first language (i.e., a native language), a second language is any language used frequently for communication, trade, diplomacy, scholarship, or other important purposes.
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): An English language proficiency examination usually required of college and university applicants whose native language is not English.
Agglutinative: (from Latin, 'glued to') In a now outdated linguistic classification, an agglutinative language was any language with complicated but (for the most part) regular derivational forms (Algeo 31 . . . View Full Definition
Native: The relationship between a transport user and a transport provider, both being based on the same transport protocol. Also, a specific software could be written to run on a specific processor . . . View Full Definition
Language: A particular system of signs used by members of a group to communicate with each other. These signs can be verbal sounds, sign language gestures, or written markings like letters.
Mini Structured Query Language (MSQL): A lightweight client/server database that is the popular choice for open source developers. It is designed to provide quick access to data while only requiring a small amount of memory.
Isolating Language: In now obsolete language studies, linguists used the label 'isolating' to refer to a language with words that tend not to vary--i.e., one in which each idea tends to be expressed by a single . . . View Full Definition
Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML): Directives or 'markup' which are used to add formatting and web functionality to plain text for use on the internet. HTML is the mother tongue of the search engines, and should generally be . . . View Full Definition
Figurative Language: A deviation from what speakers of a language understand as the ordinary or standard use of words in order to achieve some special meaning or effect. Perhaps the two most common figurative de . . . View Full Definition