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Definition of wording noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

wording

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈwərdɪŋ//
 
[uncountable, countable, usually singular]
 
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the words that are used in a piece of writing or in speech, especially when they have been carefully chosen The wording was deliberately ambiguous. It was the standard form of wording for a legal document. What was the exact wording of the message? Thesauruslanguagevocabulary terms wording terminologyThese are all terms for the words and expressions people use when they speak or write, or for a particular style of speaking or writing.language a particular style of speaking or writing:Give your instructions in everyday language. the language of the legal professionvocabulary all the words that a person knows or uses, or all the words in a particular language; the words that people use when they are talking about a particular subject:to have a large/wide/limited vocabulary The word has become part of everyday vocabulary.terms a way of expressing yourself or of saying something:I'll try to explain in simple terms.wording [usually sing.] the words that are used in a piece of writing or a speech, especially when they have been carefully chosen:It was the standard form of wording for a wedding invitation.terminology (somewhat formal) the set of technical words or expressions used in a particular subject; words used with particular meanings:medical terminology Scientists are constantly developing new terminologies. Literary/poetic terminology is used for talking about literature or poetry. Literary/poetic language is used for writing in a literary or poetic style.Patterns formal/informal/simple/everyday language/vocabulary/terms business/scientific/technical/specialized language/vocabulary/terminology A word enters the language/the vocabulary.
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