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Language

A language is a method of communication.

Human spoken languages can be described as a system of symbols (sometimes known as lexemes) and the grammars (rules) by which the symbols are manipulated.

The word language is also used to refer to the common properties of languages.

Language is commonly used for communication, though it has other uses.

Language learning is common in childhood.

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