speech community: Meaning and Definition of

speech' commu"nity

Pronunciation: [key]
— Ling. Ling.
  1. the aggregate of all the people who use a given language or dialect.
  2. a group of people geographically distributed so that there is no break in intelligibility from place to place.
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