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elab'orated code'



Sociolinguistics.
a style of language use associated with formal situations and characterized by explicitness, lack of dependence on the external context, syntactic complexity, and individuality of expression. Cf. code (def. 11b), restricted code.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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