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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 di·a·lect /ˈdaɪəˌlɛkt/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Di·a·lect n.
 1. Means or mode of expressing thoughts; language; tongue; form of speech.
 This book is writ in such a dialect
 As may the minds of listless men affect.
 The universal dialect of the world.   --South.
 2. The form of speech of a limited region or people, as distinguished from ether forms nearly related to it; a variety or subdivision of a language; speech characterized by local peculiarities or specific circumstances; as, the Ionic and Attic were dialects of Greece; the Yorkshire dialect; the dialect of the learned.
    In the midst of this Babel of dialects there suddenly appeared a standard English language.   --Earle.
    [Charles V.] could address his subjects from every quarter in their native dialect.   --Prescott.
 Syn: -- Language; idiom; tongue; speech; phraseology. See Language, and Idiom.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific
          group of people; "the immigrants spoke an odd dialect of
          English"; "he has a strong German accent" [syn: idiom,