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Meaning of bilingualism

bi•lin•gual•ism

Pronunciation: (bī-ling'gwu-liz"um or, Can., -ling'gy-u-), [key]
— n.
  1. the ability to speak two languages fluently.
  2. the habitual use of two languages.
  3. a government-supported program encouraging all citizens to acquire a knowledge of both English and French.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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