Definition of sublanguage in English:



  • A specialized language or jargon associated with a specific group or context.

    ‘On the contrary, the urge to catalog and describe sublanguages accurately implies a certain amount of respect.’
    • ‘In some areas, there were sublanguages for use in the presence of certain relatives, for communicating with children, or for ceremonial occasions.’
    • ‘It's a sublanguage under ‘Sepik’ and is spoken on Papua New Guinea, apparently by a race of mathematical savants.’
    • ‘Although he didn't put it this way, the distributions in sublanguages are very sharp, light-tailed.’
    • ‘It's important to mention that sublanguages and controlled languages are not mutually exclusive.’
    • ‘One of these sublanguages has recently originated at the boundary between Russian and English speaking cultures.’



/ˈsəbˌlaNGɡwij/ /ˈsəbˌlæŋɡwɪdʒ/