from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The words selected in expressing something, or the style in which words are used.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The style or manner in which something is expressed; the form of words used in expressing some thought, idea, or the like; diction; phraseology.
  • noun Expression, or power of expression; language; words.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act or manner of expressing in words; style of expression; phrasing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable A choice of words and the style in which they are used in a given context.
  • verb Present participle of word.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the manner in which something is expressed in words


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    March 26, 2009