1. Noun.  (context, now) A manner of speaking, a way of expressing oneself.
  2. Noun.  A language or dialect.
  3. Noun.  Specifically, a particular variety of language; a restricted dialect used in a given historical period, context etc.
  4. Noun.  An artistic style (for example, in art, architecture, or music); an instance of such a style.
  5. Noun.  An expression peculiar to or characteristic of a particular language, especially when the meaning is illogical or separate from the meanings of its component words.
  6. Noun.  (programming) A programming construct or phraseology generally held to be the most efficient, elegant or effective means to achieve a particular result or behavior.

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