- IPA: /ˈdaɪ.əˌlɛkt/
dialect (plural dialects)
- (linguistics) A variety of a language that is characteristic of a particular area, community
or social group, differing from other varieties of the same language in relatively minor ways as regards grammar, phonology, and lexicon.
- hypo en
- (pejorative) Language that is perceived as substandard or wrong.
- (colloquial) A language existing only in an oral or non-standardized form, especially a language spoken in a developing country or an isolated region.
- Synonyms: vernacular
- (colloquial) A lect (often a regional or minority language) as part of a group or family of languages, especially if they are viewed as a single language, or if contrasted with a standardized idiom that is considered the 'true' form of the language (for example, Cantonese as contrasted with Mandarin Chinese, or Bavarian as contrasted with Standard German).
- Synonyms: vernacular, patois
- (computing, programming) A variant of a non-standardized programming language.
- Home computers in the 1980s had many incompatible dialects of BASIC.
- (ornithology) A variant form of the vocalizations of a bird species restricted to a certain area or population.
- French: dialecte, patois
- German: Dialekt, Mundart
- Italian: dialetto
- Portuguese: dialeto (Brazil), dialecto (Portugal)
- Russian: диале́кт
- Spanish: dialecto