Definitions for natural language

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

nat′ural lan′guage(n.)

  1. a language used as a native tongue by a group of speakers.

    Category: Language/Linguistics

    Ref: Compare artificial language . 1

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. natural language, tongue(noun)

    a human written or spoken language used by a community; opposed to e.g. a computer language


  1. natural language(Noun)

    a human language which has evolved naturally in a community, usually in contrast to computer programming languages or to artificially constructed languages such as Esperanto.

  2. natural language(Noun)

    natural languages (sense 1) considered collectivelym

  3. Origin: natural + language


  1. Natural language

    In the philosophy of language, a natural language is any language which arises in an unpremeditated fashion as the result of the innate facility for language possessed by the human intellect. A natural language is typically used for communication, and may be spoken, signed, or written. Natural language is distinguished from constructed languages and formal languages such as computer-programming languages or the "languages" used in the study of formal logic, especially mathematical logic.


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