universal language

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universal language,

a language intended to further communication and goodwill among peoples speaking different languages without necessarily replacing their native tongues. See international languageinternational language,
sometimes called universal language, a language intended to be used by people of different linguistic backgrounds to facilitate communication among them and to reduce the misunderstandings and antagonisms caused by language differences.
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universal language

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(computer science)
A programming language that is widely employed to write programs that can be run on a wide variety of computers.
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