multilingualism

 /ˌmʌltɪˈlɪŋgwəlɪzəm/

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
mul•ti•lin•gual /ˌmʌltiˈlɪŋgwəl, ˌmʌltaɪ-/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. using or able to speak several languages with some ease or ability:One has to be multilingual in many countries of Asia and Africa.
  2. spoken or written in several languages:a multilingual broadcast.
  3. of, involving, or dealing with several different languages:a multilingual dictionary.
mul•ti•lin•gual•ism, n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
mul•ti•lin•gual  (mul′tē linggwəl, mul′tī- or, Can., -linggyo̅o̅ əl),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. Linguisticsusing or able to speak several or many languages with some facility.
  2. Linguisticsspoken or written in several or many languages:a multilingual broadcast.
  3. Linguisticsdealing with or involving several or many languages:a multilingual dictionary of business terms.

n. 
  1. Linguisticsa multilingual person.
mul′ti•lingual•ly, adv. 
mul′ti•lingual•ism, n. 
  • multi- + lingual 1830–40

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