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wording

[wur-ding] /ˈwɜr dɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act or manner of expressing in words; phrasing.
2.
the particular choice of words in which a thing is expressed:
He liked the thought but not the wording.
Origin of wording
1555-1565
First recorded in 1555-65; word + -ing1
Synonym Study
See diction.
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wording

/ˈwɜːdɪŋ/
noun
1.
the way in which words are used to express a statement, report, etc, esp a written one
2.
the words themselves, as used in a written statement or a sign
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Word Origin and History for wordings'

wording

n.

"choice of words," apparently was coined by Milton in "Eikonoklastes" (1649). From present participle of word (v.).

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