Hypertext Webster Gateway: "linguistics"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Linguistics \Lin*guis"tics\ (-t[i^]ks), n. [Cf. F.
The science of languages, or of the origin, signification,
and application of words; glossology.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: the scientific study of language
2: the humanistic study of language and literature [syn: {philology}]

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