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Linguistics is the scientific study of language. Linguistics examines language through its structue and use. the fields of structure are Phonetics & Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, Semantics, and Pragmatics which deal with sounds, words, sentences, meaning, and interaction respectively. Language use is studied as it interface with other fields such as sociology, psychology, computer science, literature, anthropology, philosophy, or history.
Isn't John studying linguistics?

No, he just speaks four langauges, but Jill is a linguist.
by Wheezy April 16, 2005
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Linguistics is a field of study focusing on the structure of language. Completely captivating and impossibly satisfying.
A 2 year old child learns on average 9 new concepts a day. Somehow the brains of toddlers can intuit multiple abstract concepts over the course of a day. Do you remember what it was like to understand what a drain is? a lock? to sweat? to worry? to forget? glass? digestion? Linguistics explores the way people use language and its connection to the brain/cognitive development.
by thebrainisnuts September 08, 2006
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adj; of or relating to language
It's good to have enough linguistic skill that you wouldn't call something an adjective and then use it in your example sentence as a noun, dumbass.
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linguistics sucks sucks sucks
by Dong Woo March 13, 2005
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Someone who gets a strange joy from correcting other peoples spelling and grammatical errors on the Internet.Often Anal retentive and can count their friends on one hand.

Referring to a person of this nature as a Linguistic will drive them insane, as its not the correct use of the word. Also see Grammar Nazi.
tim: I went to that new restuarant yesterday, the burgers their are nice.

john: Whats a restuarant? oh you mean restaurant. also I think you meant there not their.

tim: didn't realize that you were such a Linguistic.
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an adjective that's relating to kind of languages, for example:
Eminem use rash linguistics in his songs
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