Language is a form of communication.
Def. "[a] form of communication using words either spoken or gestured with the hands and structured with grammar, often with a writing system" is called a language.
Def. "[a] variety of a language ... that is characteristic of a particular area, community or group" is called a dialect.
"The difference between a language and a dialect is not always clear, but it is generally considered that people who speak different dialects can understand each other, while people who speak different languages cannot."
Def. "[a] distinct unit of language (sounds in speech or written letters) with a particular meaning, composed of one or more morphemes, and also of one or more phonemes that determine its sound pattern" is called a word.
Def. "[t]he concept or state of exchanging data or information between entities" is called communication.
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