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In Buddhism, the monastic orders, one of the Three Treasures, or Three Refuges, of Buddhism (the other two are Buddha and the teaching, or dharma ).


( săn'skrĭt ), language belonging to the Indic group of the Indo-Iranian subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages (see Indo-Iranian ).

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Saussure, Ferdinand de (1857 - 1913)

Ferdinand de Saussure (1857-1913) was a Swiss linguist whose ideas about the scientific study of language provided the basis for what came to be known


[Gr.,=significant] in general, the study of the relationship between words and meanings. The empirical study of word meanings and sentence meanings in


Core definition The study of signs and sign systems and how they both represent and create meaning. Longer explanation What do the letters p-i-g stand

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Sentences (Grammar)

This entry starts with analytical issues associated with the concept of sentence and then turns to more general issues. Traditionally, the sentence is


( sûr'bō-krōā'shən ), language belonging to the South Slavic group of the Slavic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages (see Slavic


any brief, rapid system of writing that may be used in transcribing, or recording, the spoken word. Such systems, many having characters based on the

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Sino-Tibetan languages

family of languages spoken by over a billion people in central and SE Asia. This linguistic family is second only to the Indo-European stock in the


vernacular vocabulary not generally acceptable in formal usage. It is notable for its liveliness, humor, emphasis, brevity, novelty, and exaggeration.