[n] the mental faculty or power of vocal communication; "language sets homo sapiens apart from all other animals"
[n] the cognitive processes involved in producing and understanding linguistic communication; "he didn't have the language to express his feelings"
[n] a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols; "he taught foreign languages"; "the language introduced is standard throughout the text"; "the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written"
[n] a system of words used in a particular discipline; "legal terminology"; "the language of sociology"
[n] the text of a popular song or musical-comedy number; "his compositions always started with the lyrics"; "he wrote both words and music"; "the song uses colloquial language"
[n] communication by word of mouth; "his speech was slurred"; "the telephone greatly increased the range of speech communication"; "he uttered harsh language"; "he recorded the spoken language of the streets"