panlinguistic

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Etymology[edit]

pan- +‎ linguistic

Adjective[edit]

panlinguistic (not comparable)

  1. Occurring in all languages
    • 1997, William C. Hannas, Asia's Orthographic Dilemma, University of Hawai'i Press, ISBN 9780824818920, LCCN 96044937, OCLC 767138523, page 106:
      This is a panlinguistic phenomenon that applies to Chinese no less than to any other developed writing systems.
  2. Including all languages
    • 1987, Barbara A. Lafford, “Providing Comprehensible Input for Advanced Conversation Classes in University Settings”, Italica, volume 64, number 2, ISSN 0021-3020, JSTOR 478764, page 278: 
      However, since this article is meant for a panlinguistic audience, an English translation of the communicative exercises that accompany the text is also provided for colleagues who do not possess a reading knowledge of Italian.

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