pivot language

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British English (Sussex)
A pivot language, sometimes also called a bridge language, is an artificial or natural language used as an intermediary language for translation between many different languages – to translate between any pair of languages A and B, one translates A to the pivot language P, then from P to B.

Pivot language - Wikipedia

I came across the term in an article about the EU languages and translation. I haven't found it in dictionaries.
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