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noun [countable] lingua franca pronunciation in British English /ˌlɪŋɡwə ˈfræŋkə/
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singularlingua franca
plurallingua francas or linguae francae
  1. a language that people use to communicate when they have different first languages

    German is a useful lingua franca for tourists in the Czech Republic.

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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