Pronunciation: (bī-ling'gwu-liz"um or, Can., -ling'gyOO-u-), [key]
1. the ability to speak two languages fluently.
2. the habitual use of two languages.
3. Canadian.a government-supported program encouraging all citizens to acquire a knowledge of both English and French. Also,bi•lin•gual•i•tyPronunciation: (bī"ling-gwal'i-tē or, Can., -ling-gyOO-al'-). [key]
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