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Today's word is:
1. (usu. the vernacular) The language or dialect spoken by the ordinary people in a particular country or region : He wrote in the vernacular to reach a larger audience.
- [with adj. ] The terminology used by people belonging to a specified group or engaging in a specialized activity : Gardening vernacular.
2. Architecture concerned with domestic and functional rather than monumental buildings : buildings in which Gothic merged into farmhouse vernacular.
1. (of language) Spoken as one's mother tongue; not learned or imposed as a second language.
- (of speech or written works) Using such a language : vernacular literature.
2. (of architecture) Concerned with domestic and functional rather than monumental buildings.
ORIGIN: early 17th cent.: from Latin vernaculus 'domestic, native' (from verna 'home-born slave' ) + prefix -ar .