[ wur-ding ]
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  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

First recorded in 1555–65; word + -ing1

synonym study For wording

See diction.

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British Dictionary definitions for wording


/ (ˈwɜːdɪŋ) /

  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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