• (RP)
    • IPA: /ˌɛspəˈɹæntəʊ/, /ˌɛspəˈɹɑːntəʊ/
  • (America)
    • IPA: /ˌɛspəˈɹæntoʊ/, /ˌɛspəˈɹɑntoʊ/
Proper noun
  1. An international auxiliary language designed by L. L. Zamenhof with a base vocabulary inspired by Indo-European languages such as English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Russian, and having a streamlined grammar with completely regular conjugations, declensions, and inflections.
  2. (figuratively) Anything that is used as a single international medium in place of plural distinct national media.
    • The U.S. dollar is the Esperanto of currency.

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