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Overview of noun idiom

The noun idiom has 4 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (2) parlance, idiom

(a manner of speaking that is natural to native speakers of a language)

2. (1) dialect, idiom, accent

(the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people; "the immigrants spoke an odd dialect of English"; "he has a strong German accent"; "it has been said that a language is a dialect with an army and navy")

3. (1) artistic style, idiom

(the style of a particular artist or school or movement; "an imaginative orchestral idiom")

4. idiom, idiomatic expression, phrasal idiom, set phrase, phrase

(an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up) © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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