Dead Language

Entertainment / Literature / Dead Language: In linguistics, a dead language is one that does not change any more over time--it is 'frozen' historically because it is no longer used in everyday discourse, but is instead learned only for ritual use, scholarly study, or the preservation of an ancient literature. Classical Latin and Sanskrit are two examples of dead languages. This situation contrasts with a living language, in which old words die out, new ones are added, and existing words change their meaning continuously over time from one generation to the next, as A. C. Baugh puts it (2).

Other Words for Dead

Dead Adjective Synonyms: deceased, defunct, extinct, gone, departed, late, lifeless, no more, done for, gone for a burton
Dead Adverb Synonyms: completely, entirely, absolutely, totally, abruptly, suddenly
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Other Words for Language

Language Attributive Synonyms: speech, tongue, idiom, parlance, dialect, idiolect, patois, jargon, cant, argot, vernacular, lingo
Language Noun Synonyms: jargon, lingua franca, vocabulary, terminology, vernacular, lingo
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Handheld Device Markup Language (HDML)

Technology / Cell Phones / Handheld Device Markup Language (HDML): A specialized version of HTML designed to enable wireless pagers, cell phones and other handheld devices to obtain information from Web pages. HDML was developed by Phone.com (formerly Unwired Planet) MORE

Grue Language

Entertainment / Literature / Grue Language: In linguistic anthropology, any language using a single word to describe both the hue of green and the hue of blue simultaneously is called a 'grue' language. An example is Welsh, in which the word gw MORE

Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML)

Business / Search Engine Optimization (SEO) / 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 strictly a MORE

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